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Jakarta Post

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

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 19 2019   /  01:09 am

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 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.Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said that police also confiscated a revolver containing six bull...