Jakarta, IO – He was allegedly trying to smuggle around 58.9 kilograms of methamphetamine and 3,500 ecstasy pills to Indonesia.
Foreign Ministry’s (Kemlu) director for citizen protection Judha Nugraha said the information was conveyed by the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), per Kompas, Tuesday (26/9).
“The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has monitored the news and obtained information from PDRM regarding the arrest of an Indonesian citizen over drug smuggling attempt,” said Judha.
“Currently, the Indonesian Embassy and lawyers are communicating with the relevant authorities to monitor this case.”
According to Kuala Selangor Regional Police Chief Ramli Kasa, police carried out a raid at the Sungai Buloh pier, Jeram, on September 22 at around 02.30 am local time after being tipped by the public about the suspicious activities of the 21-year-old suspect.
The police managed to confiscate 56 packets labeled Chinese tea but containing methamphetamine weighing 58.9 kg worth MYR1.85 million in addition to 3,500 ecstasy pills weighing 1.4 kg worth MYR59,000 in the bushes near the pier used by the suspect to hide the drugs to be smuggled by boat. (bp)