JAKARTA: Indonesian anti-narcotics officials have seized 800 kilograms of methamphetamine and arrested nine people, including five foreigners, in one of the biggest drug busts in recent years. Sumirat said the drugs were suspected to have come from Guangzhou in southern China and were brought over by ship.
Agents from the National Narcotics Agency, or BNN, discovered the drugs in a truck in the parking lot of a supermarket in West Jakarta, during a raid based on tips gleaned from informants.
“We carried out the raid when the goods were being transferred” from the truck to a pickup truck, Sr. Comr. Sumirat Dwiyanto, a spokesman for the BNN.
The raid took place in the parking lot of the Lotte Mart supermarket in Taman Surya, West Jakarta. BNN agents discovered 40 sacks inside the truck, each one stuffed with 20 one-kilogram packages of meth. The individual packages were disguised as bags of coffee.
BNN agents have arrested nine people in connection with the raid, including four Chinese nationals and one Malaysian. The four others are Indonesian.