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The Jakarta Police have seized 14 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine worth Rp 28 billion (US$ 2.4 million) from two foreigners in Penjaringan, North Jakarta.

The foreigners were identified as YT, a Chinese, and TPJ, a Taiwanese. They succeeded in smuggling the crystal meth from outside the country by dividing the drugs into 14 plastic bags and hiding them inside iron tubes.

“These drug smugglers have fooled the airport authorities so they were able to emerge with the crystal meth,” Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Dwi Priyatno said on Tuesday.

He said the arrest was the result of a long investigation and undercover buying. The two were arrested in an apartment.

“We could have saved the lives of at least 42,000 people based on the assumption that a man usually consumes 0.2 grams of meth,” he said.

The two were detained at the Jakarta Police detention center for further questioning.

A gram of crystal meth, locally known as shabu-shabu, is usually sold at Rp 1.5-Rp 2.5 million per gram on the street, depending on its quality. (dic)




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