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West Jakarta Police Foil Smuggling of Tens of Kilograms of Meth from Jakarta-Bandung Ring

West Jakarta Metro Police Foil Circulation of Tens of Kilograms of Meth from Jakarta-Bandung Ring

JAKARTA, NNC - The West Jakarta Metro Police Drugs Investigation Unit managed to thwart the circulation of 30.3 kilograms of methamphetamine (meth) carried out by the Jakarta-Bandung ring. In disclosing the case, the police detained four suspects, namely FJ, TH, RZ, and MDL.

West Jakarta Metro Police Chief Senior Commissioner Hengki Haryadi said the disclosure of the case began with the arrest of the suspect FJ a few days ago with evidence of 500 grams of methamphetamine.

FJ is known as a dealer in the Teluk Gong area of North Jakarta and also as a drug supplier to the Orange Tent Gang who often do mugging. Even some time ago, eight members of the Orange Tent who got arrested were all positive in using illicit drugs.

From the arrest of FJ, officers carried out the development. As a result, the police again arrested the suspect TH in the Palmerah area of West Jakarta with evidence of 700 grams of methamphetamine.

"The perpetrator [TH] acts as a courier and intermediary. We caught him in his rented house in Palmerah," said Hengki in Jakarta, Monday (8/6/2018).

Furthermore, officers developed the suspect who was detained. From the results of the development, officers arrested RZ who is known as courier and also keeper of drug storage warehouses on Jalan Walang Sari II, North Tugu, North Jakarta.

From the hands of RZ the police confiscated two bags, each containing nine packs of methamphetamine and 20 packs of methamphetamine with a total gross weight of 29,603 grams.

In distributing the drugs, RZ is controlled by MDL who acts as a transaction and financial controller.

"Based on the information from the perpetrator arrested before, we successfully captured MDL in one of the Apartments in Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta. This suspect MDL is domiciled in Bandung, he went to Jakarta only to control the circulation of drugs stored in a warehouse in North Jakarta," he said.

From the results of the examination, it is known that the entire network of methamphetamine drugs is controlled by a prisoner PR who is currently in one prison in the West Java area.

PR admits getting drugs from Malaysia-Indonesia international ring. The money, assets secured come from accounts that are jointly controlled by PR and MDL.

For their actions, the four suspects will be charged with layered Articles namely Article 114 paragraph (2) Sub 112 of Law No. 35 of 2009 on narcotics and also Article 137 of the Law concerning money laundering.