Indonesian Police Destroys 659 lbs of Marijuana Collected from Two Months Arrests

As many as 299 kg of dried Marijuana and 27.1 kg of meth from two months arrests were incinerated by Indonesian police.

The West Jakarta Metro Police destroyed 299 kilograms (659.18 pounds) of marijuana and 27.1 kilograms (59.74 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, confiscated from multiple arrests of the past two months. 

The illicit goods were collected from 14 different arrests carried out by the West Jakarta Metro Police Narcotics Investigation Unit. 

"We destroyed 299 kilograms of marijuana and 27.1 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine," said West Jakarta Metro Police Chief Commissioner, Ady Wibowo, during a press conference in Jakarta, Friday (22/10/2021), as quoted from Antara News

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West Jakarta Metro Police officers incinerate marijuana and meth. (Photo: Police doc.)

The hundreds of kilograms of dried marijuana leaves were immediately destroyed with an incinerator machine in front of the West Jakarta Metro Police office. 

"There are 17 suspects from these cases who have been arrested. They are being processed and then brought to court," he told reporters at the West Jakarta Metro Police Headquarters, Friday (22/10/2021).

Ady said that there were two distribution modes used by the suspects. The first mode is through the Inter-City Inter-Provincial (AKAP) route and the second is through the expedition route.

"We are working with Customs and Excise to secure it through the expedition route," Ady explained.

"If they are marketed in the black market, the nominal amount is around Rp34 billions," he concluded.

In Indonesia, marijuana and crystal meth are classified as Narcotics Category I. The suspects are subject to Articles 111, 112, 113, 114 and 132 of the Law of the Republic of Indonesia No. 35 of 2009 on Narcotics. Suspects may face minimum 4 years of imprisonment and death sentence for the maximum penalty. 

Previously, quoted from CNN Indonesia, on Monday (18/10/2021), Regional Police Metro Jaya stated that they have confiscated 1.37 tons of marijuana, originating from the Jakarta, Medan and Aceh networks.

"We present evidence of marijuana-type narcotics disclosure. There are 1.37 tons of these from the Jakarta, Medan and Aceh networks," said Metro Jaya Police Chief Inspector General Fadil Imran at the Metro Jaya Police, Monday (18/10/2021).