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Two men inspect packages containing marijuana in a minivan in Pepelah village in Gayo Lues regency, Aceh, on Thursday.

Lampung Police seize 134 kilogrammes of dried marijuana

Bandar Lampung (The Jakarta Post) -- Lampung Police have seized 134 kilogrammes of dried marijuana from Medan, North Sumatra, and arrested four suspects from Bandarlampung, Lampung Police chief Insp. Gen. Sudjarno said on Wednesday.

“The Lampung Police Narcotics Directorate has succeeded in thwarting the transportation of drugs from Medan in a package and arrested four suspects identified [only] as R, SA, E, and RAJ,” Sudjarno said as quoted by Antara news agency in Bandarlampung.

Authorities began to investigate a possible smuggling plot on Tuesday, following a report from an employee at a courier service who said a package had been sent from Medan with a non-existant delivery address.

“The delivery address was for the Alkhairi Amanah Orphanage, Jl. Wijaya Kusuma No. 10 Rawalaut, Pahoman Subdistrict, Bandarlampung, but the address does not exist,” Sudjarno said. The note outside the package read that it contained children's wear. The package arrived in Bandarlampung the day before, but no one showed up to claim it.

On the next day, authorities found four people in two cars who picked up the package and headed to Bakauheni Port. Authorities immediately arrested the four, investigated the cars and found the package, which had been divided into four boxes. Each car had two boxes and two people.

Sudjarno said the police would dig deeper into the use of fake addresses for drug smuggling as he suspected that other parties were involved.

Meanwhile, the suspect identified only as E said he was just a transportation provider who did not know that the package he picked up contained marijuana.


 
(Latest Update April 6, 2017)

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