36-year-old Nigerian woman arrested in Indonesia on drug trafficking charges
Indonesian National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has nabbed a Nigerian woman on charges of drug trafficking following a tip-off from the public. The 36-year-old suspect, identified by her initials LN, was arrested in Dagen area, Yogyakarta on Wednesday, April 20.
“The case came to the light after we received a tip-off from members of the public that there would be a drug related transaction at a hotel in Yogyakarta,” BNN Chief Commissioner General Budi Waseso said.
BNN sent its officer to monitor the hotel and found a person suspected of carrying drugs leaving the hotel for Jakarta by train.
Shortly after arriving in Jakarta, the person, suspected of being a courier, went to the capitals western outskirts of Tangerang.
“The BNN foiled the bid to trade 688.7 grams of crystal meth in front of a house-shop in Poris area, Batu Ceper sub-district, Tangerang municipality, on April 14, 2016. We caught the suspect, identified by his initials as YAK (37), after he handed over crystal meth to a 39-year old person identified as ISK,” he stated.
Based on information from YAK, the BNN officers arrested the Nigerian woman and also a 36-year old person identified as DS at an apartment in Karawaci, west of Jakarta, on the same day, he further revealed.
The suspects have been charged with violating the narcotics law. If found guilty, they can be sentenced to death or life imprisonment.
Antara News/Jakarta Informer