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Drug agency seizes 400 kg of marijuana in Depok

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 8, 2019   /   12:08 pm
Drug agency seizes 400 kg of marijuana in Depok Confiscated packets of marijuana are on display at the West Jakarta Police station on Jan. 4, 2018. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

The National Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN) has arrested two people on suspicion of attempting to distribute 400 kilograms of dried marijuana on Sunday in Depok, West Java.

The agency also interrogated three people in connection with the case on Monday.

“On Sunday night, we received information about an operation to smuggle drugs from Medan [North Sumatra] to Depok,” Insp. Gen. Arman Depari, the BNN's drug eradication deputy, said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.

The drug was discovered in two boxes inside a courier minivan.

“After conducting an investigation, the BNN arrested the recipient at around 9 p.m. [The suspect] lived in a house share,” Arman said.

The narcotics agency suspects that the drug smuggling operation was organized by a prison inmate. (das)