Thursday, 27 June 2019 | 15:07 WIB

BNN Thwarts 50 Kg Meth Transaction, Detains Seven Suspects

The BNN Eradication Deputy Inspector General of Police Arman Depari

JAKARTA, NNC – The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) and Provincial National Narcotics Agency (BNNP) of North Sumatra thwart 50 kilograms of methamphetamine (meth) transactions stored in five plastic jerry cans.

The BNN Eradication Deputy Inspector General of Police Arman Depari said in foiling the 50 kg meth transaction, officers also detained seven suspects.

"Seven suspects, namely Zainudin, Elpi Darius, Sahrizal, Nurdin, Junaidi Siagian, Dahlia Husein and Zainal," said Arman Depari in a short message received in Jakarta, Saturday (10/6/2018).

As for the chronology of the incident, the BNN officers received information that there would be a drug transaction so they carried out an investigation.

After that the joint BNN Team followed a car suspected of carrying the narcotics passing through Jalan Brigjen Katamso of Medan City.

When the suspects arrived at the location and were about to hand over narcotics, they felt suspicious. They did not stop the car so the Team pursued and managed to stop the Metallic Silver Honda CRV car suspected of carrying narcotics from Tanjung Balai.

"In the car there were five suspects, after being searched, [team] found about 50 kilograms of methamphetamine stored in five plastic jerry cans," he said.

According to information from the suspects, the drugs will be handed over to two couriers who come from Aceh as recipients on behalf of Dahlia and Zainal. Both of them then were arrested on Jalan Ngumban Surbakti of Medan City.

"At present, all suspects and evidence are secured at the North Sumatra BNNP Office for development," Amran said.