Wednesday, 19 February 2020

BNN Depok: Bogor is Center of Marijuana Trafficking

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chief of National Narcotics Agency (BNN) Depok City chapter Sr. Comr. Rusli Lubis said that illegal drug trafficking in his city including marijuana was originated from outer regions. In Depok alone, it was dominated with methamphetamine or crystal meth.

    “Based on our data per 2018, the most case involves methamphetamine,” said Rusli while destroying pieces of evidence seized from cases throughout 2018-2019 in the Depok District Attorney's Office, on Tuesday, April 2.

    Rusli explained that the drug trafficking averagely came from Bogor, Tangerang, Cianjur, and Karawang. “While marijuana mostly comes from Bogor, because it’s the center,” he added.

    He continued to say that the narcotics trafficking in Depok city was dominated by foreign citizens, while locals were just users. “Mostly caused by the economic condition. They [drug dealers] distribute narcotics and our people consume it,” Rusli said.

    On the occasion, Depok Deputy Mayor Pradi Supriatna said that he and the Mayor supported the BNN Depok and Depok Resort Police in eradicating narcotics in the city.

    “I have discussed it with Mayor, and we will communicate it with BNN and Police on what strategic plans will be carried out, which would be supported by Regional Budget (APBD) from the 2019 additional budget (ABT) and 2020 APBD. The amount will depend on the exposure result,” Pradi added.

    Depok Attorney’s General Office destroyed 6.726 kilograms of marijuana, 862.2 grams of crystal meth, 158 tramadol pills, 22 ecstasy pills, 2,000 pieces of counterfeit money in Rp100,000, ten units of weapons, six sickles, and 3 machetes.

    ADE RIDWAN YANDWIPUTRA

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