COVID-19: Traveler flees to avoid transfer to isolation facility

Pontianak, W Kalimantan (ANTARA) – The Pontianak city police have launched a search for a flight passenger who reportedly fled from a city hotel to avoid being placed under isolation after she was detected with COVID-19 symptoms. The passenger has been identified as Is, 42. She took a Surabaya-Pontianak flight and was detected with COVID-19 symptoms during a random test. But, before she could be transferred to a flat prepared by the authorities in the city for isolating those suffering from COVID-19 symptoms, she escaped from the Jeruju Baru Hotel,…

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Jakarta Police arrest 4 suspected drug couriers

Jakarta The South Jakarta Police have arrested four suspected couriers linked to a Sumatra-Java drug syndicate, and seized 161 kilograms of marijuana and 131 kg of crystal methamphetamine from them. “We have (registered) two cases, (after) the arrests of the cannabis and methamphetamine couriers,” Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief, Insp. Gen. Nana Sudjana, said here on Monday. During a raid conducted on July 14, 2020 in Bogor, West Java, police arrested two suspected drug couriers, identified by their initials as HS and NK. They also found 70 kg of marijuana at…

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Indonesian police thwart smuggling of 200-kg crystal meth from Myanmar

Cikarang, W Java The Indonesian police foiled a transnational drug syndicate’s attempt to smuggle 200 kilograms crystal methamphetamine from Myanmar into Jakarta on July 21, a high-ranking police officer noted in a statement that ANTARA quoted here, Thursday. The crystal meth, packed in plastic bags, had been concealed in 423 sandbags filled with corn seed, Director of Drug Crime at the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department Brig. Gen. Krisno H. Siregar confirmed. “The crystal meth packages were originally smuggled from Myanmar, but they were transported in a container from Malaysia…

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BNN-Lampung arrests three, seizes 16.5-kg meth, 8,996 ecstasy pills

  Bandarlampung, Lampung Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN)-Lampung Office confiscated 16.53 kilograms (kg) of crystal methamphetamine and 8,996 ecstasy pills in addition to apprehending three drug dealers following a recent drug raid operation by this agency. The suspects, identified as Sukirman (28), Eko Riyanto (39), and Suyoko (40), are all residents of Lampung, the agency’s head, Brig. Gen. I Wayan Sukawinaya, stated in Bandarlampung, the capital of Lampung Province, on Monday. The local BNN officers launched a 14-day investigation to ascertain the accuracy of a tip-off received from a community…

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Aceh’s law enforcement apparatus seized 219.87-kg meth in Jan-July

  Banda Aceh, Aceh Indonesian law enforcement agencies in Aceh Province were successful in foiling the attempts of drug traffickers to smuggle 219.87 kilograms (kg) of crystal methamphetamine over the course of the past seven months of 2020. Head of the Customs and Excise-Aceh Office Safuadi informed local journalists here on Monday that the success was result of sound collaboration between the Customs and Excise-Aceh Office and the National Police and National Narcotics Agency (BNN). The packages of 219.87 kg of crystal meth were confiscated during five joint drug raids…

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Joint team confiscates 33-kg meth smuggled from Malaysia, arrests four

  Banda Aceh, Aceh (ANTARA) – A joint team of the Aceh Regional Police and Customs and Excise Office seized 33 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine smuggled into Aceh from Malaysia and apprehended four suspects. The four suspects were members of an international drug syndicate, Deputy Chief of the Aceh Police Brigadier General Raden Purwadi stated here on Monday in the company of Head of the Aceh Customs Office Safuadi. “The four suspects were arrested in North Aceh, and (the police) seized 33 tea packages containing crystal methamphetamine from them. Each…

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