JAKARTA, Indonesia – Anti-narcotics officials have released seven people nabbed in a drug bust in South Jakarta earlier this week, local media reported on Tuesday (January 29th), though ten others remain in custody.
The Jakarta Globe reported that the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) arrested 17 people at the Lebak Bulus home of TV personality Raffi Ahmad, where they found two marijuana joints and 14 capsules Sunday. Among those still in custody is a former actress turned councillor for the National Mandate Party, Wanda Hamidah.
Kompas.com reported that some at the party may have consumed a substance derived from cathinone, which officials say is dangerous and works like ecstasy. The BNN is becoming increasingly concerned by its growing popularity.