Sunday, 24 March 2019 | 19:51 WIB

Police Bareskrim Arrests Five Perpetrators of International Drug Dealer Ring

National Police Bareskrim Director of Narcotics Crime Brigadier General Eko Daniyanto

JAKARTA, NNC - Five methamphetamine drug dealers have been arrested by the personnel of Directorate of Narcotics Crime of Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim) in the waters of Batam, Riau Islands.

National Police Bareskrim Director of Narcotics Crime Brigadier General Eko Daniyanto said that during the arrest operation the police managed to arrest five perpetrators of international narcotics ring.

"We reveal the Malaysian-Batam-Jakarta international narcotics network," said Eko Daniyanto through a press release on Saturday (12/29/2018).

The five perpetrators of meth smuggling have the initials ZLF, ANW, ABK, and MSK who are Indonesian citizens and RSC who is a Malaysian citizen.

In addition to arresting the perpetrators the officers also secured evidence of seven kilograms of meth smuggled from Malaysia by sea. In addition, eight cellular phones and ten notes of narcotics circulation transactions were also secured by the police.

Eko further explained that the disclosure of the international network drug case began when his ranks made arrests of perpetrator ZLF, who acted as a person ordering meth to take to Batam.

Later development was carried out after arresting the first perpetrator, and Bareskrim investigators again arrested the perpetrator ANW who acted as buyers of the illicit goods. From the information of the two perpetrators the officers immediately arrested the perpetrator ABK.

"In this case ABK is the party in charge of handing over the methamphetamine narcotics to suspect ZLF," Eko said.

From the results of the investigation, investigators of the Directorate of Narcotics Crime of Bareskrim returned to arrest suspect MSK who acted as financial manager of the drug dealer ring.

"The NIC Task Force arrested another suspect, the Malaysian foreigner with the initials RSC, who was the controller from Malaysia," he added.

For their actions the suspects were charged with Article 114 (2) in conjunction with Article 132 paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 112 Paragraph (2) in conjunction with Article 132 paragraph 1 of Law No. 35 of 2019 on narcotics. Those suspects face the death penalty or life imprisonment.