Suspected drug traffickers held in Indonesia

May 23, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Police announced Wednesday (May 22nd) the arrest of three suspected drug traffickers last week and the seizure of crystal meth and thousands of ecstasy pills, local media reported.

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    Gambir Police Chief Tatan Darsan told that what began with one arrest quickly led to two others, and then to 2,900 pills and 500g of crystal meth. "We estimated the drugs are worth Rp 4 billion ($409,600) in total," he said.

    "They might be (part of an international syndicate), considering the large amount of drugs we seized, but I can't really conclude it for now," he said, adding that the suspects could face six years in prison if convicted.

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