Jakarta Police Nab 547 Drug Suspects in 20 Days

By webadmin on 06:33 pm Jun 22, 2012
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Bayu Marhaenjati

The Jakarta Police’s anti-narcotics directorate has arrested 547 suspects involved in 434 separate cases during its 20-day Operation Nila Jaya 2012 against drug traffickers in the Greater Jakarta area, an officer said on Friday.

“During the 20 days of Operation Nila Jaya 2012 in Jakarta, Tangerang, Depok and Bekasi, the Jakarta Police’s antidrug directorate has been able to unveil 434 cases and detain 547 suspects,” Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said.

He said the suspects included 16 women and two foreigners, and added that those arrested included two importers, 136 traffickers, 407 distributors and two controllers of operating from inside jails.

Besides the arrests, police also seized various drugs as evidence, as well as two firearms and ammunition, Rikwanto said.

“We seized 47,288 grams of marijuana, 141 grams of heroin, 55,590 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 331,809 ecstasy pills, 998 grams of cocaine, 654 pills of Grade IV drugs and two firearms, plus five bullets.”

Rikwanto said the haul had an estimated street value of nearly Rp 310 billion ($32.9 million), or the equivalent of saving 710,684 souls.

Nugroho Aji, who heads the antidrug directorate, said among the suspects were all 100 people on the police’s list of wanted drug traffickers.