BNN arrests military and police involved in drug trafficking

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TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe National Narcotics Agency or BNN has arrested three members of the Indonesian Army (TNI) and one member of the National Police involved in trafficking methamphetamine and marijuana.

Illegal Drug Eradication Agency Deputy Kenedy explained that a police officer identified as E was arrested along with a civilian, Y, in Dumai de Riau on Friday, July 8, 2022.

“Both are secured in different locations but still in the same hotel zone in Dumai, Riau,” Kenedy said at the Cawang BNN building in east Jakarta on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

E was carrying 52.90 kilograms of crystal meth packed in Chinese green tea wrappers and camouflaged in a cardboard box filled with rambutan.

“It was PALAI international union network sent from Sungai Pelek Selangor, Malaysia to Dumai seaport, and was scheduled to be brought to Pekanbaru, Riau,” Kenedy explained.

Meanwhile, the arrests of three military soldiers took place in Pesanggrahan, South Jakarta, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The three suspects, MS, BH and J, assisted a civilian identified as L to smuggle 61, 10 kilograms of marijuana from Aceh to Jakarta.

Kenedy explained that the marijuana was packed in 67 plastic packages and sent to Jakarta using three large boxes. L who worked as the warehouse manager of the sea expedition passed the illegal drugs to the three soldiers.

The suspects were charged with Section 114(2) in conjunction with Section 132(2), Section 112(2) in conjunction with Section 132(2) and Section 111(2). ) in conjunction with section 132(2) of the Narcotic Control Act. Law No. 35 of 2009. They faced a maximum penalty of death or life imprisonment.

Kenedy also said members of TNI and Polri were still under investigation at their respective institutions for their involvement in smuggling methamphetamine and marijuana.

Mr JULNIS FIRMANSYAH

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