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West Jakarta Police seize 100 kg of meth, arrest four people

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 25, 2019   /   11:00 am
West Jakarta Police seize 100 kg of meth, arrest four people Personnel of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), the Finance Ministry's Customs and Excise Office and the Indonesian Navy lay out packages of crystal methamphetamine during a press conference on Feb. 20, 2018. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The West Jakarta Police seized on April 15 a container truck carrying five sacks of crystal methamphetamine and detained four people in connection to the case.

According to the police’s narcotics unit chief, Adj. Sr. Comr. Erick Frendriz, the arrest was made following reports from residents and a thorough investigation.

The truck was intercepted on a toll road in Bakauheni, Lampung. 

"From the arrest, we confiscated five sacks of meth containing up to 100 kilograms," Erick said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.

The meth was hidden under hundreds of bags of charcoal.  

The truck's driver and his assistant were immediately arrested and questioned.

"Based on their accounts, the meth is from Pekanbaru in Riau and was on its way to Balaraja in Tangerang, Banten," said West Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Hengki Haryadi. 

The couriers were two siblings and were caught in Sultan Syarif Qasim II Airport in Pekanbaru. 

The four suspects and the five sacks of meth are currently being stored in the West Jakarta Police headquarters as evidence in the ongoing investigation. (vla)