Police to Apply Articles on Money Laundering to Illegal Drugs Dealers

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaDirector of the Narcotics Directorate of the National Police Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim) Brig. Gen. Krisno H Siregar said the police would apply articles on money laundering, or TPPU, to illegal drugs dealers in a bid to provide a deterrent effect.

    “We strongly agree that drug dealers must be subject to TPPU as a deterrent effect,” said Krisno in Jakarta, Thursday, October 22.

    Krisno explained that the application of money laundering articles in illegal drug cases rooted in the United Nations or UN Convention in Geneva in 1988.

    “Countries agree that money laundering policy needs to be applied to impoverish [perpetrators]. The National Police’s Narcotics Directorate opines that money is the blood of organized crime syndicates,” he added.

    At present, Krisno went on, several drug cases investigated by his directorate would be subject to the money laundering articles, including an illegal drug factory in Yogyakarta.

    “By following the money, we can find out who the real mastermind of a syndicate is,” said Krisno.

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