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Jakarta Post

BNN confiscates assets of drug convict accused of continuing business behind bars

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    The Jakarta Post

Batam   /   Sun, September 1, 2019   /  03:25 pm
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The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has confiscated several assets belonging to Muhammad Adam, a convicted drug dealer it accuses of controlling international drug transactions worth Rp 28 billion (US$1.95 million) from behind bars. Among the assets the agency confiscated are 19 cars of various makes, such as Range Rovers and Toyota Alphards and Fortuners, foreign cash worth Rp 900 million, Rp 45 million in Indonesian currency and a house on Jl. Palem Ratu in Batam, Riau. The BNN also seized four speedboats, as well as a plot of land and a shophouse in Riau.  The deputy head of the BNN's eradication division, Insp. Gen. Arman Depari, said that his team seized Adam’s assets after it intercepted an illegal drug shipment at Merak Port in Banten, West Java on Aug. 21. As many as 42 kilograms of methamphetamine were attempting to be smuggled from Jambi to Jakarta. ...