East Aceh Police Chief Adjunct Sen. Coms. Eko Widiantoro led the process to destroy the confiscated crystal meth package at the police precinct. During the event, the police also made the suspects of this drug crime stand in public.
The suspects, only identified by their initials as KS (38), BS (32), AJ, (45), TJ (23), and JN (23), are all residents of Julok, East Aceh, Aceh Province.
"They are currently being tried at the East Aceh District Court and subject to imprisonment of up to 20 years and death penalty," he stated, adding that the defendants were believed to belong to a transnational drug syndicate.
During their drug trafficking operation, they served as couriers, while the drug package belonged to a drug dealer, he revealed.
Indonesia is perceived by both domestic and transnational drug dealers as a potential market due to its huge population and millions of drug users. Drug trade in the country is estimated at nearly Rp66 trillion. (antara)