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School bus drivers accused of transporting drugs to Riau

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Bintan   /   Sun, September 8, 2019   /  05:17 pm
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At a recent press conference in Jakarta, personnel of the National Narcotics Agency, the Customs and Excise Office and the Indonesian Navy display crystal methamphetamine seized during a different raid in Batam.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Bintan Police have arrested three school bus drivers on Bintan Island, Riau province, accusing them of transporting drugs from Malaysia. One of the suspects was allegedly found storing 118 kilograms of crystal meth for shipment to Sumatra and Java. Bintan Police chief Adj. Comr. Sr. Boy Herlambang said the suspects were arrested by a task force that was formed to crack down on rampant drug smuggling from Malaysia to Riau. Police made the arrest after receiving information about a large-scale drug transaction taking place in Bintan. "On Aug. 30, we arrested a man identified as JF. From his house, we confiscated 120 packs of crystal meth smuggled from Malaysia weighing 118 Kg. He [allegedly] stored the drugs in his toilet, car and several bags. After interrogating JF, we found two other suspects: SY and ZH," Boy told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. Boy explained that...