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S. Sumatra police officer dismissed over drug use

  • Yulia Savitri

    The Jakarta Post

Palembang   /   Fri, January 18, 2019   /   10:21 am
S. Sumatra police officer dismissed over drug use Personnel of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), the Customs and Excise Office and the Navy display crystal methamphetamine that was seized during a raid in Batam in a press conference in Jakarta. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

A high-ranking police official in South Sumatra has been dismissed from his post after it was found that he had been using drugs.

Adj. Sr. Comr. Agus Setiawan, who led the police headquarters in Empat Lawang, was dismissed after a forensics laboratory revealed he tested positive for amphetamine, a narcotic agent. The dismissal is stipulated in a National Police chief telegram dated Jan. 15.

“He tested positive for sabu-sabu (crystal methamphetamine) and ecstasy. He has been officially dismissed from his post,” North Sumatra Police chief Insp. Gen. Zulkarnain Adinegara said on Wednesday.

Zulkarnain said the urine test result also showed that Agus was an active drug user. He said he had consulted with a health team to see if Agus could undergo a rehabilitation program.

He also said he hoped the dismissal would show other police officers that the law enforcement institution was serious about eradicating drugs and narcotics.