Jakarta. Police have arrested two men and seized hundreds of marijuana plants, which were found growing in a plantation hidden inside a forest near Martelu village in Deli Serdang district, North Sumatra.
"Two suspects were arrested for their involvement in managing the marijuana plantation," Pancurbatu Police chief Comr. Frido Gultom said on Friday (28/10). Pancurbatu is a subdistrict of Deli Serdang.
The police chief explained that the two suspects were brothers, identified only by the initials J.S. (23) and K.S. (22).
In addition to seizing the marijuana plants, some as tall as 1.6 meters, police also confiscated a sack of dried marijuana.
Frido said the police received a tipoff from the public about the illegal plantation. The two suspects were arrested after an investigation at the location.
In related news, police thwarted an attempt to smuggle marijuana from Aceh province to Medan, the capital of North Sumatra.
Officers arrested a 28-year-old suspect, identified by the initials B.R., and confiscated 10 kilograms of dried marijuana.