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Police still investigating drug-trafficking
uusjio | March 6, 2008 at 11:48 pmby
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"We still don`t know how they brought in the ecstasy pills, by sea or air transportation, as part of a ship`s or plane`s cargo or a passenger`s luggage," the head of the Jakarta Police`s drug offenses department, Senior Commissioner Arman Depari, said here on Thursday.
Since the drugs were seized from a shop-house in Cengkareng, Tangerang district, Banten province, last February 26, police had tried with the help of the customs office to find out how they had been smuggled into the country but to no avail so far, he said.
Considering the quantity of the ecstasy pills, it was believed they had been spirited into the country by more than one courier.
"Such a quantity of drugs could not possibly have been carried by a single person," Arman said.
What police could confirm was that the 600,000 ecstasy pills had entered Indonesia in a compressor tube."We reenacted the filling of a compressor tube with the ecstasy pills and it turned out all the 600,000 pills went in," he said.
Apart from confiscating the pills, police also arrested five foreigners and one Indonesian at a unit of the Mutiara Palem shop-house complex in Cengkareng.
The five foreigners were identified as ...