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Police foil attempt to smuggle nearly 5,000 ecstasy pills from Netherlands

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 28, 2020   /   05:15 pm
Police foil attempt to smuggle nearly 5,000 ecstasy pills from Netherlands Thousands of ecstasy pills confiscated in an operation conducted by the National Narcotics Agency (BNN). The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) has reportedly foiled an attempt to smuggle nearly 5,000 ecstasy pills into the country from the Netherlands. (Tempo/-)

The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) has reportedly foiled an attempt to smuggle nearly 5,000 ecstasy pills into the country from the Netherlands.

Bareskrim narcotics division deputy director Sr. Comr. Wawan Munarwan said the drugs were delivered to the city of Makassar in South Sulawesi using the service of international logistics company DHL Express. The pills were put inside a blue suitcase labeled “wedding dress”.

The police have named four suspects, Herianto aka Anto, Sunardi aka Doyok, Hengky Sutejo aka Hengky and Hasrul aka Ardi. Sunardi, Hengky and Hasrul allegedly handled the transaction from behind bars.

Wawan explained that, based on Bareskrim’s preliminary investigation, Hengky is believed to have ordered and paid for the package using money from a banking account opened by Hasrul.

“The money was used by Hengky to conduct the transaction, including to pay the import tax on the package,” Wawan said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday, adding that Hengky had also ordered a person identified as Aci to track down the package’s whereabouts. Aci remains at large.

Herianto allegedly picked up the package at the DHL Makassar office on Aug. 10, after receiving orders from Sunardi. The police arrested Herianto at the DHL office.

In addition to the drugs, the police seized five cell phones as evidence. (vny)