25 October 2012

Indonesia stops heroin smuggling to Timor-Leste

ETLJB 25 October 2012 - The Jakarta Post reported on 23 October that the Indonesian customs office said on Monday last that it had thwarted the smuggling of 1.06 kilograms of heroin worth more than US$249,360 from India through the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta.

The package was to be sent to Timor Leste via Indonesia, Agus Sudarmaji, an official at the Jakarta customs agency, said on Monday.

"The package was hidden among golf equipment packed in a wooden box," Agus said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

The agency said that it was informed that on 13 Oct that a package of heroin sent by delivery service United Parcel Service from India to Timor Leste would enter Indonesia via Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.

National Narcotics Agency spokesman Sr. Comr. Sumirat Dwiyanto said his team was coordinating with its counterparts in India and Timor Leste to find the alleged smugglers.

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