Police mount major drug bust in South Jakarta

August 03, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A raid Monday (July 29th) by narcotics police netted more than 7kg of heroin and crystal methamphetamine (ice) from inside a South Jakarta apartment and led to two arrests, local media reported.

Brigadier General Arman Depari, the National Police director in charge of drug cases, said at a Thursday press conference that one of the two, Mamah Jude Chukwuebuka, 22, is a Nigerian national who posed as an interior decorator. His girlfriend, 24-year old Indonesian national Novi Susiska, was also detained, The Jakarta Globe reported.

Tribunnews.com reported the estimated street value of the stash was about IDR 10 billion ($10m). The drugs were reportedly hidden in a water dispenser inside the apartment.


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