Saturday, 19 January 2019

Authority Nabs 4,000 Suspects of Drugs Case during October

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Police`s narcotics crime unit nabbed 4,126 suspects of drugs case throughout October. Of the number, 107 were the drugs dealers, 1,934 distributors, and 2,085 users.

    "From the 3,167 drugs cases, one suspect was shot to death and there were 5 foreign suspects," said the police chief of narcotics crime unit Brig. Gen. Eko Daniyanto in a press statement released on Friday, October 26.

    Meanwhile, in the fourth week of this month, the authorities arrested 27 drug dealers, 511 users, and two foreign nationals. "It decreased 5.59 percent from 1,144 to 1,080 people," Eko said.

    Read: Police Arrest 784 Suspects of Narcotics Case Within a Week

    The police seized 14 tons of marijuana, 186 kg meth, 107,444 ecstasy pills, and 322 grams gorilla tobacco. "As well as 47.13 grams heroin, 198,413 PCC pills, and 14.5 hectares of marijuana plantation was destroyed," Eko added.

    Based on the evaluation, there is a 4.37 percent decrease from 869 drugs cases during the third week to 831 cases in the fourth week. There is also a decrease of evidence of marijuana and gorilla tobacco from the third week to the fourth week. Meanwhile, the findings of crystal meth and ecstasy experience a hike of 10.46 percent and 979.81 percent, respectively.


    REUTERS