A British journalist was charged with arms possession on Tuesday (30/05) after being arrested at a Thai airport for checking in flak jacket plates and gas masks, standard equipment for media heading into war zones and other hostile environments. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Drug Bust

MARCH 08, 2017

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) and customs officials arrested members of a drug smuggling syndicate in Medan, in North Sumatra, on March 1.

Eleven suspects were arrested and 48.16 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 3,702 ecstasy pills and 454 so-called Happy Five, or nimetazepam, tablets were confiscated. 

According to available information, the drugs are smuggled by sea to Aceh from China.

Handcuffed drug suspects at the offices of the BNN in South Jakarta on Tuesday (07/03). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

The suspects were arrested in Medan on March 1. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Officials display part of the 48.16 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 3,702 ecstasy tablets and 454 Happy Five tablets that were confiscated. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

A firearm magazine and ammunition confiscated from one of the suspects. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Crystal methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

The suspects are believed to be part of network that smuggles drugs by sea to Aceh from China. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)