Indonesian Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo confirmed that five suspects have been arrested and 1.196 tons of meth have been seized.
“We have arrested five suspects,” Listyo said.
The five suspects, including an Afghan national, were identified by their initials as HM (41), HH (39), AH (38), MH (20), and AH (27).
The methamphetamine was placed in 66 sacks containing plastic boxes and transported aboard a fishing boat, he added.
If found guilty, the suspects could face a maximum penalty of death sentence under Law No. 35/2002 on narcotics.
Besides the methamphetamine, the police also seized 27 grams of methamphetamine package, a fishing boat, boat machine, three cars, six cellular phones, an ATM card, and an airsoft gun.
Previously, the Narcotics Crime Investigation Unit of the West Java Police on March 16 foiled an attempt to distribute methamphetamine in the Parigi Sub-district of Pangandaran District.
The illicit drugs were found in sacks hidden in a fishing boat.
The drug consignment was allegedly transferred through the southern coast of West Java.
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