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More than 1,000 ecstasy pills seized from house in North Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 15, 2019   /   05:01 pm
More than 1,000 ecstasy pills seized from house in North Jakarta The Jakarta Police drug unit formed a special team to conduct a drug raid in Kampung Bahari, North Jakarta, an area notorious for being a hotbed for drugs. (Shutterstock/Couperfield)

The Jakarta Police raided the house of a suspected drug dealer, identified as HS, in Kampung Bahari, North Jakarta, on Saturday, during which they confiscated crystal methamphetamine and more than 1,000 ecstasy pills.

The raid came after HS’ arrest in Cilandak, South Jakarta, for carrying 10 ecstasy pills and 2.4 grams of crystal meth, said Adj. Sr. Comr. Dony Alexander from the Jakarta Police’s Criminal Investigation Directorate.

Officers found some 1,300 ecstasy pills and 5 grams of crystal meth during the operation, he added.

HS had told police that she was only a courier for a drug dealer who kept thousands of ecstasy pills in a house in North Jakarta.

“The suspect works for a bigger dealer,” Dony said as quoted by kompas.com on Saturday.

He added that the drug unit had formed a special team to conduct the raid as Kampung Bahari was notorious for its drug-dealing activities.

HS could be charged under the 2009 law on narcotics.