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Jakarta Post

Drug dealers gang up against local police chief in North Sumatra raid

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan   /   Sun, August 11, 2019   /   03:42 pm
Drug dealers gang up against local police chief in North Sumatra raid An illustration of drug abuse (Shutterstock/-)

Patumbak Police chief Adj. Comr. Ginanjar was rushed to the Columbia Asia Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, after a group of drug dealers attacked him as he led a raid on Jl. Karya Marindal I in Patumbak district, Deli Serdang regency.

Ginanjar suffered injuries to his face and arms.

Police shot the alleged perpetrator of the attack, a drug dealer identified only as A., who died a few hours after receiving medical treatment.

According to Medan Police narcotics chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Raphael Sandy Cahya Priambodo, the police launched the raid after receiving a tip on rampant drug activities in the area.

Ginanjar and his officers raided the site, seizing several items of evidence and arresting three drug dealers identified as Sum, 49; Sun, 30; and Sus, 29.

Raphael said the three obtained their drug supply from A.

Ginanjar and his men were chasing A., who was attempting to flee, when a group of around 20 people believed to be A.'s associates attacked the police team with sharp weapons, injuring Ginanjar on his face and arms.

Raphael said the "gang" ran away after injuring Ginanjar. The police gave chase and shot A., who was then admitted to the hospital for treatment before dying of gunshot wounds.

“Suspect A. had been a target of [police] operations for quite some time. [He] could trade up to a kilogram of sabu in one week,” said Raphael, referring to the street name of crystal methamphetamine.