25 November 2012

Two Indonesians arrested for drug smuggling in detention in Timor-Leste

ETLJB 25 November 2012 - The two Indonesians arrested last week at the international airport on suspicion of  smuggling drugs into East Timor are now in detention following their appearance in the Dili District Court last Tuesday.

Jornal Independente reported on 23 November 2012 comments by the police operational commander, Armando Monteiro, that the Indonesian citizens would be handed over to Indonesian authorities once investigations into the case are complete in East Timor.

Commander Monteiro said the Indonesian man came to Timor-Leste for six months to survey the situation and found the security sector was still fragile. He then went to Colombia to bring the drugs back to Timor-Leste.

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