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Four arrested for allegedly smuggling half a ton of marijuana

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 13, 2019   /   02:08 pm
Four arrested for allegedly smuggling half a ton of marijuana The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has arrested four people suspected of being involved in the smuggling of 500 kilograms of marijuana from Aceh to Jakarta through Tanjung Priok Port. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has arrested four people suspected of being involved in the smuggling of 500 kilograms of marijuana from Aceh to Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta.

The suspects were arrested in separate locations, according to BNN eradication division deputy head Insp. Gen. Arman Depari.

The first suspect — identified only as S — was allegedly the driver assigned to pick up a minibus containing the marijuana at the port.

“This person was going to pick up [the marijuana] as a driver and had been instructed to drop it off at a temporary storage location,” Arman said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

The second suspect, who was detained in Ciledug in Tangerang, Banten, was allegedly the receiver, who awaited the marijuana to be stored at the warehouse, Arman said.

The BNN arrested the third suspect in Aceh for allegedly shipping the 500 kg of drugs to Jakarta.

“The fourth suspect is the one who [allegedly] controlled [the drug trade] and was arrested in the area of Banten,” Arman said.

On Monday, the BNN conducted a raid in Tanjung Priok Port and seized the 500 kg of narcotics. The marijuana was smuggled by sea on a ferry named Sakura Ekspres. (tru)