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Man arrested for distributing drugs for prison inmate

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 10, 2018   /   03:25 pm
Man arrested for distributing drugs for prison inmate Plain-clothed police officers guard a man identified as Fadhil Muhammad (center) after his arrest on drug charges in Tambora, West Jakarta, on Dec. 8. (Via wartakota.tribunnews.com/Istimewa)

Police arrested a 19-year-old man on Jl. Pekapuran III in Tambora, West Jakarta, on Saturday for allegedly storing crystal methamphetamine on his motorcycle and getting ready to distribute it.

Tambora Police criminal investigation chief Adj. Comr. Supriyatin said on Monday that the suspect, identified as Fadhil Muhammad, had planned to distribute the meth on orders of a high-profile drug dealer, RL, who is currently an inmate at Bekasi penitentiary in West Java.

Police conducted an investigation following residents’ reports that drug distribution and transactions often took place in the area.

“We used a number of investigation methods, which led us to a man sitting on his motorcycle,” Supriyatin said, as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

Police found 20 grams of meth stored in the motorcycle. “The man admitted it was meth, which he had obtained from RL,” Supriyatin said.

According to the police, Fadhil and RL had coordinated the distribution by mobile phone, with the former obtaining the drugs from someone RL had sent to him. RL would reward Fadhil with Rp 3 million to Rp 4 million (US$275) for handing the meth to another person.

Police also confiscated a total of 20 grams of meth in three packages, Rp 1.3 million in cash, two packs of plastic bags and a mobile phone. The suspect was detained at the Tambora Police headquarters for further investigation. (ars)