Man Arrested in Border Town After Allegedly Smuggling Meth from Malaysia

Crystal methamphetamine, or 'sabu' in this file photo. (JG Photo/Safir Makki)

By : Jakarta Globe | on 1:54 PM April 18, 2016
Category : News, Crime

Jakarta. An alleged drug mule was arrested with around 17 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine during a drug raid in Indonesia's border with Malaysia in Sambas district, West Kalimantan, on Sunday (17/04).

Sambas Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Sunaryo told the drugs were smuggled from Serikin, Malaysia, to Sinam Pemangkat subdistrict by 30-year-old drug courier Murni, a resident of Penjajab village.

He was arrested with 17 packages of crystal meth each containing around one kilogram of meth wrapped in aluminum foil while driving a pick up truck during police’s routine raid at around 6.30 p.m.

The courier told police that the drugs belonged by a man identified as J.U.M. and were meant to be delivered to a man named Hendro, living in Sinam Pemangkat subdistrict.

Police are pursuing other suspects and a police team has been deployed to the provincial capital Pontianak for further investigation, Sunaryo said.

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