01 December 2012

East Timorese and Indonesian police cooperate to tackle drug trafficking

ETLJB 01 December 2012 - In the wake of several recent arrests of foreigners, including Indonesian citizens, attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into East Timor, the East Timor police have been coordinating with the Indonesian police in respect of drug trafficking networks operating in both countries and expect to make more arrests.

Timor Post reported on 30 November 2012 remarks by the East Timorese police chief, Commissioner Longuinhos Monteiro, saying that the East Timor police have coordinated with Indonesian Police to capture drug trafficking groups that have smuggled drugs into the country in the last two or three days.

He added that the East Timor police are expecting new information from the Indonesian police soon. Source: Timor Post. Edited by Warren L. Wright

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