M’sian nabbed in Jakarta bust

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

JAKARTA: In­done­sian po­lice be­lieve they have crip­pled an in­ter­na­tional syn­di­cate that uses min­eral wa­ter bot­tles to smug­gle drugs into the repub­lic.

The work­ings of the syn­di­cate were un­cov­ered by au­thor­i­ties fol­low­ing the ar­rest of five mem­bers, in­clud­ing a Malaysian woman, at Soekarno-Hatta In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Oct 13 and 14.

On­line me­dia quoted the air­port’s deputy po­lice chief Ris­nanto as say­ing a Malaysian woman had been de­tained by Cus­toms on Oct 13 af­ter she was ob­served to be act­ing sus­pi­ciously.

He said upon in­spect­ing the woman’s lug­gage, two bot­tles of min­eral wa­ter packed neatly in a box was found. A test on the min­eral wa­ter re­vealed it con­tained 3.16kg of liq­uid metham­phetamine.

The day af­ter the Malaysian woman’s ar­rest, po­lice and Cus­toms de­tained two In­done­sian women who had landed at the same air­port from Hong Kong and seized 12 min­eral wa­ter bot­tles packed in a box.

A test on the wa­ter found it con­tained 18.9kg of liq­uid metham­phetamine.

Each bot­tle could fill 1.5l of min­eral wa­ter and if the liq­uid metham­phetamine in all 14 bot­tles is heated, it can pro­duce syabu pow­der weigh­ing 22kg, said Ris­nanto.

He said po­lice also de­tained two other syn­di­cate mem­bers – a Pak­istani and an In­done­sian – who acted as re­ceiver and han­dler re­spec­tively, at the air­port. – Ber­nama

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