Multa Fidrus | Tangerang | 12/03/2012
Customs and excise officers have foiled five smuggling attempts of drugs worth Rp 3.2 billions at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and arrested seven Indonesians as suspects including Raka Widyarma, the foster son Banten deputy governor Rano Karno.
“Officers seized the drugs in five smuggling cases between March 4 and 5,” Oza Olivia, head of Customs office at the airport said in a press confrence at her office on Monday.
She said that on March 4, officers conducting intelligent analyses against delivery packages sent Malaysia through a delivery service company (PJT) confiscated four packages containing 300 Nimetazepam pills worth Rp 45 millions.
“The packages were reported as documents. Officers who later conducted delivery control to the receiver address in Cipete, South Jakarta managed to pick up three suspects identified as Diana S, 24, a company director, PS, a private company employee and A who works as a disc jokey,” she said.
On the same day, officers also seized 5 ecstasy pills worth Rp 2 millions sent from Malaysia to an adress in Bintarto, South Tangerang.
Officers pretending to be PJT courier then conducted delivery control to the adress and found Raka Widyarma, 20, and his friend Karina Andetia, 19 who had been waitring fro the drug on Jl. Perkici Raya, Bintaro..
Officers also seized a packet containing 16 ecstasy pills worth Rp 6.4 million which was reported as document by AS, the sender and arrested MRZ, 27, the receiver of the drug in Manado, North Sulawesi.
Officers also seized another delivery package containing 20 ecstasy pills worth Rp 8 million which was sent by a man identified as D to an adres in Karawaci, Tangerang. The receiver seemed to be aware of the situation so that he left before officers found the adress.
On March 5, officers discovered 628.5 grams cocaine worth Rp 3,142,500,0000 hidden in 178 buttons of woman’s dress which were sent from Gijarat, India through PJT by a man identified as GNK to a reciver with initial DIP in Bali.
“When conducting delivery control to the adress in Bali, officers picked up FI, 30, as suspect. FI who works as a tailor said he was asked by a man called T to take the drug and was promised Rp 1 million.
The ecstasy pills and the suspects were handed down to the airport police for further case develipment while the coanine and the suspect were submitted to the National Narchotic Body.
Dwiyanto Soemirat, BNN spokesman said with the seizure of the drugs, 6,285 people were safe from the danger of drug abuses.
Since January, customs officers have foiled 12 drug smuggling cases and seized 3,315.8 grams crystal methamphetamine, 628.5 grams cocaine, 536 levomertofan pills, 300 happy five pills and 41 ecstasy pills worth Rp 8.3 billions on total..
Officers had also arrested 15 Indonesians, a Malaysian and a Sierra Leonean (African) as suspects in the smuggling cases.