Military Discovers Marijuana Field in Papua

20 May 2022 09:27 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Indonesian Military's (TNI) Infantry Battalion 126/KC of Border Security Task Force discovered a marijuana field on Trans Papua Road at Jalan Jayapura-Wamena KM 139, Waris District, Keerom Regency, Papua. The discovery was based on public reports about the location on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

It was also the result of the vehicle inspection activities carried out by the Infantry Battalion 126/KC of the Papua-PNG Border Security Task Force or the Kalimao Post some time ago. During the sweeping, one person riding a motorbike and carrying five packs of marijuana was arrested.

The security personnel then conducted further investigation until people informed them that there was a marijuana field around Jalan Lintas Jayapura - Wamena KM 139.

“At the location, 21 marijuana trees at a size ranging from 3 to 5 meters were found and ready to be harvested. The evidence has been handed over to the Keerom Police for destruction,” said the commander of the Infantry Battalion 126/Kala Cakti of Papua-PNG Border Security Task Force, Lt. Col. Inf Dwi Widodo.

Dwi said his members continued to encourage the community to fight drugs together in border areas in order to create secure and peaceful regions.

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