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Jakarta Post

Jakarta Police charge notorious ex-debt collector Umar Kei with drug abuse

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 17, 2019   /  05:17 pm
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Jakarta Police hold a press conference on Aug. 15, 2019 on the drug charges against Maluku Muslim Youth Front (FPMM) chair Umar Kei (center). The police arrested Umar on Aug. 12 during a raid at a hotel in Central Jakarta and have since named him as a suspect in the drug case. ( Nuris Velarosdela)

Jakarta Police investigators arrested Umar Ohoitenan, alias Umar Kei, for alleged drug abuse on Aug. 12 in a hotel room in Senen, Central Jakarta. The police subsequently named him as a suspect in the case, alleging that he was caught consuming sabu-sabu (crystal methamphetamine), during the raid. After years in security and debt collection that gained his name infamy, Umar Kei appeared to turn over a new leaf through his activities at a mass organization and in politics. But his latest arrest on drug charges has unearthed his past connections to crime. The Maluku-born Umar chairs the Maluku Muslim Youth Front (FPMM). During the 2019 general election in April, he failed in his bid for a seat at the House of Representatives as the Maluku electoral district candidate of the Golkar Party. J...