Kebayoran Baru Police Chief Discharged over Drug Abuse

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Kebayoran Baru Sector Police Chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Benny Alamsyah was reportedly discharged from his position for drug abuse. Jakarta Metro Police’s narcotics directorate previously discovered four packages of crystal meth at his office.

    “He [Benny] had been dismissed by Jakarta Police Chief,” said Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus, Thursday, November 21.

    Yusri confirmed that Benny Alamsyah was tested positive of using the illegal drugs and the case was still being investigated by the city police’s narcotics directorate.

    Jakarta Metro Police Chief Insp. Gen. Gatot Eddy Pramono previously said he had ordered the dismissal since a few months ago. Gatot also instructed the legal process against his subordinates.

     “I had ordered an investigation and discharge him,” said Gatot at Jakarta Police Headquarters, Thursday.

    However, there is no clear information yet whether Benny Alamsyah is named as a suspect or not. Jakarta Metro Police also did not detail the amount of the crystal meth found at Benny’s office and its origin.

    M YUSUF MANURUNG | ANTARA