Police Foil Major Drug Trafficking from Myanmar



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaBangka Belitung narcotics police and customs office on Wednesday confiscated 200 kilograms of crystal meth that is said to be traced back to Myanmar.

    "Through the White Corn 2020 operation we successfully confiscated 200 kilograms of crystal meth," said police general Wahyu Hadiningrat during a press conference in Cikarang, West Java, on Wednesday, July 29.

    He explained that the drugs were smuggled from Myanmar, then transited in Malaysia, and entered Indonesia through Batam. The hundreds of kilograms of meth was then trafficked to Jakarta through the port of Tanjung Priok.

    From the raid, the authorities managed to arrest four suspects. Police announced that the suspects hid the drugs in 420 sacks of corn which accommodated the entire 200 kilograms of crystal meth.

    Police's initial lead came from a suspect with the initials SC who went to a warehouse where the drugs had been temporarily stored. Police arrested SC when the person visited the warehouse.

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