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Prisoners control India drug smuggling ring in Indonesia
Publication Date : 13-06-2014
The Indonesian police said on Thursday that three prisoners at Cipinang Penitentiary in East Jakarta and Nusa Kambangan in Central Java were the kingpins of a syndicate that smuggled illegal drugs from India to Jakarta through the Soeharto-Hatta International Airport.
The head of the narcotic crimes directorate of the National Police, Brig. Gen. Arman Depari, said the prisoners’ roles were discovered after six members of the syndicate were arrested on Thursday.
“We arrested six suspects and seized 4.3 kilograms of shabu-shabu. The suspects hid the contraband inside thread spools and vehicle spare-parts,” he said, as quoted by kompas.com, referring to methamphetamine by its local name.
Depari aid the three prisoners controlling the syndicate ran everything from their cells. He declined to identify the three prisoners since they were still being interrogated.
According to the initial investigation, the illegal drugs were distributed in Jakarta, Surakarta, Surabaya and Pontianak.