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Police kill suspected drug mule, seize over 3 kg of meth

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Jakarta   /   Thu, December 5, 2019   /  02:23 pm
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National Narcotics Agency (BNN) personnel present suspects of drug trafficking cases on May 21, 2019. (Antara/Risky Andrianto)

The police have killed a suspected drug mule after he allegedly resisted arrest. They also seized 3,237 grams of methamphetamine worth Rp 3.23 billion (US$229,062) in an operation. Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said on Wednesday that the police tried to arrest the man, identified only as M, who was believed to be part of the Jakarta-Palembang drug network as both a mule and dealer. After monitoring M’s alleged drug network activity, they arrested him in front of Balai Sudirman in South Jakarta, following a report from the public. During the arrest, the police found 990 grams of meth in his possession. M then led the officers to his residence in South Jakarta, where they found another 2,247 grams of meth inside Chinese tea packaging and individual plastic zipper bags. Yusri said a shooting later took place at a third undisclosed location. He alleged t...