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Police Unveils Smuggling of 20 Kg Meth from Malaysia

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JAKARTA, NNC - The Police Headquarters Criminal Investigation Unit managed to reveal the smuggling of a 20-kilogram methamphetamine (crystal meth) from the Malaysia-Indonesia International network.

This disclosure came from an information obtained by the Narcotics Dirtipid NIC Team of the Police Headquarters on a possible drug transactions in the Asahan waters.

National Police Criminal Narcotics Dirtipid Chief Police, Brigadier General Eko Daniyanto, said the smuggling was done using a fishing boat.

"It all began with an information obtained on drug trafficking in the Asahan waters through smuggling with a fishing boat from Portlang Malaysia on Saturday, Sept 29.

Eko says with this information, the police and customs personnels immediately performed an investigation and tried to intercept the boat on sea and at Tanjung Balai Asahan pier.

"They used a ship to ship method, becoming a dealer. Next, the NIC Team does the investigation," Eko said.

The NIC team and Customs personnels intercepted the boat on sea and at Tanjung Balai Asahan pier at around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept 24, where they chased the smugglers. Authorities managed to apprehend two suspects named Mardani and Marzuki at their residence at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Sept 24.

According to the suspect, police managed to confiscate evidence of methamphetamine hidden in a jerrycan stored at the back the suspect's house.

"We are still pursuing a suspect name Rohib. He is the dealer, who handles the money and also controls drug trafficking," Eko said.