Indonesian police seize 200 kilograms of methamphetamine from Myanmar

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JAKARTA, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian police seized 200 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine hailing from Myanmar and arrested four suspects, a police officer said.

The contraband was smuggled through a route from Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Investigation Agency of the Indonesian National Police Inspector General Wahyu Hadiningrat told a press conference in West Java on Wednesday.

To avoid the police's suspicion, the illegal goods were put in 240 sacks containing corn, Hadiningrat said, adding that in Indonesia, the drugs were brought from Batam in Riau Islands province to Bangka Belitung province before arriving at the Tanjung Priok seaport in Jakarta.

Earlier on July 21, the police found crystal methamphetamine in 73 sacks of corn in Bangka Belitung, before the constable found 287 sacks in East Jakarta and 60 sacks in North Jakarta, which were suspected of containing illicit goods, Hadiningrat disclosed.

On July 23, the police arrested a person identified as SC who did checking at a warehouse in Cikarang town, West Java, he said, adding that SC was ordered to do so by a person identified as K who is still at large.

Besides SC, there are other suspects identified as R, A and Y. If found guilty, the suspects shall get a life sentence or death penalty. Enditem

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