Friday, June 01, 2012

TNI personnel import "Koplo" pills trillions of rupiah

Jakarta - Indonesia is indeed a world paradise for lawless criminals. The phenomenon of Indonesian law that can be bought with money seems to have been very well known by the international community. Therefore criminals and perpetrators of immorality in any field are very interested in making Indonesia the entrance and exit of various types of crime and immorality. In the case of drug crimes, Indonesia is no longer a consumer country, but has even become one of the drug producers in addition to being a traffic in and out of drug trafficking internationally.

A crime of drug import and export to and from Indonesia was revealed again. Combined officers from the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), the National Police and the Directorate General of Customs managed to intercept imported goods from China in the form of 1,412,476 ecstasy pills (or known as "Koplo Pills") equivalent to more than three tons. With an estimated price of Rp. 300-350 thousand per item, the total import value of ecstasy reaches half a trillion rupiah.

Pack it in 12 cardboard boxes between items such as aquariums, carbon and plastic, importers involve a non-commissioned TNI member who takes care of a cooperative owned by the Indonesian Intelligence and Strategy Agency (BAIS). The TNI member has the initials S. "He serves the customs," said Deputy of Narcotics Eradication at BNN, Benny Mamoto, Monday, May 28, 2012
BAIS, which was asked for confirmation, said that they did not order the contents of the container. The container itself is intended to address a shop on Jalan Kayu Besar Dalam Nomor 19 Cengkareng, West Jakarta. "He (S) faked the letter, signed the cooperative chairman, stamped it, the format of the letter was not correct, and named it so that the process of dispensing containers would run smoothly," Benny said.

Benny explained, the containers were from YM ships which were anchored from Lianyungan, Shenzhen, China. Arriving at Tanjung Priok Port on April 28, officers then conducted a search on May 8.
The BNN arrested the hospital which allegedly controlled the shipment of containers at the entrance to the Jembatan Tiga toll road, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Friday. Then six other people were arrested. "The investigation of the perpetrators and the origin of the goods is still ongoing," Benny said.

The Head of BAIS, Rear Admiral Soleiman Ponto, said, S profited BAIS's name to facilitate the import process. The head of the TNI Information Center, Rear Admiral Iskandar Sitompul, said that he had examined other cooperative members. "They don't know," Iskandar said.

Meanwhile, Customs and Excise officers of Denpasar and Polonia Ngurah Rai Airport in Medan yesterday also foiled drug smuggling efforts. Lindsay June Sandiford (56), a British citizen, was arrested along with evidence of cocaine weighing 4,791 kilograms, worth Rp. 24 billion. While in Medan a package of 520 grams of methamphetamine in two ceramic bowls detected x-ray.

IWD/The Truth Seeker Media

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