BNN, Malaysian Authorities Foil International Drug Trafficking

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1 January 1970 07:00 WIB

Chief od BNN Komjen Pol. Budi Waseso, showed five suspected and evidence narcotics type of shabu at the release of disclosure of international narcotics network in BNN, Jakarta, May 21, 2017. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in partnership with Sumatran police and Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) revealed an international drug syndicate operating in Malaysia-Aceh-Medan.

According to BNN Director of psychotropic Brig. Gen. Anjan Pramuka, the arrest was made based on information they received last month. “PDRM informed us that there would be a drug deal taking place from Malaysia to Aceh,” said Anjan on Tuesday, February 27.

Authorities moved in to make an arrest at two separate locations on Sunday, February 25, after conducting surveillance for almost a month. “The first was conducted at the front yard of Hotel Antara in Medan and the second was conducted at Taman Impian Indah Amal Luhur D2 housing in Medan,” Anjan explained.

Read: Police Customs Inspect Foreign Ships Allegedly Carrying Drugs

During the arrest, authorities confiscated 14.5 kilograms of crystal meth and 14 bags containing 79,905 ecstasy pills.

During a bust at the Aceh-North Sumatra border by BNN field officers, one suspect identified as Amrizal was shot after he attempted to make an escape.

BNN is currently studying the case and the roles of the three suspects that were arrested. Anjan predicts that the group has been involved in other drug deals outside the city of Medan.

Authorities are investigating whether this group is involved in the 1.6-ton crystal meth drug bust took place in Batam. 

Sahat Simatupang




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