12 March 2013

Indonesian police arrest 2 suspected drug couriers operating on border with Timor-Leste

Image of map of Nusa Tenggara Timor
Nusa Tenggara Timur Province bordering Timor-Leste
ETLJB 12/03/2013 Indonesian police have arrested two people suspected of being drug couriers operating along the Indonesian-Timor-Leste border.

Tempo Interactive reported last Friday, 08 March, 2013 that the suspects were arrested at two different locations in the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur. According to the Belu Precinct Anti-Drug Task Force Chief First Inspector Marten Pelokila, the first, whose initials are A. N., was arrested at a housing complex behind the Sesekoe fuel station in Belu District on 6 March at about midday. The police seized evidence that included one gram of methamphetamine.

In the second arrest, on 7 March at about 1.30pm local time, a man identified with the initial N. was arrested at his house in the Tulamale area where police found 3 packages of methamphetamine, bongs and a pipe. Source: Tempo Interaktif 8/2/2013 Edited by Warren L. Wright 

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