14 December 2012

Five more drug-related arrests in Timor-Leste

ETLJB 14 December 2012 - Five more people have been arrested in Timor-Leste in drug-related circumstances.

Suara Timor Lorosae reported on 13/12/2012 that the police had arrested two Indonesian citizens and three East Timorese on suspicion of having used drugs. The drugs were not identified in the report.

The five are currently being detained in the Dili District police station pending an investigation.

Police Commander Longuinhos Monteiro is reported by STL as saying that the five arrests were effected during a recent police operation to combat drugs in the country.

"After their arrest they were taken directly to the Dili District police detention centre for investigation purposes,' the Commander was reported as having said. Source: Suara Timor Lorosae 13 December 2012. Edited by Warren L. Wright

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