CrimeDistribution of Drugs in Bali on 50% is Controlled...

Distribution of Drugs in Bali on 50% is Controlled from Prisons


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Director of the Narcotics Investigation of the Bali Police, The Chief Commissioner of Police Pol Mochamad Kozin, said that around 40 to 50 percent of drug dealers on the island of Bali are controlled from the Kerobokan Prison (Lapas) Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, and the Banyuwangi Prison, in East Java.

“The network in the prison does exist. The dealers are controlled a lot, both from the Kerobokan prison and the prison in Banyuwangi. That is about 40 to 50 percent because they only control the network, only communication,” explained Kozin during a press conference related to Antik Agung 2021 operation, at the Bali Police Headquarters, on Tuesday (23/2).

He said that for Antik Agung 2021 which was held from February 4 to 19, 2021, or two weeks, 64 drug cases had been revealed with 74 suspects. Of the 74 suspects, 68 were Indonesians and 4 were foreigners.

Meanwhile, the evidence was secured in the form of 417.029 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 88.78 grams of marijuana, 125.78 grams of ecstasy, 12 grains of heroin, 1.31 grams of net heroin, 57.47 grams of gorilla tobacco, 0.73 grams of hashish, LSD 0.30 grams, ketamine 6.79 grams, 100 Erimin pills and Rp.290,000 in cash.

“If I see, from these results the distributors are 60 percent and 40 percent are users. For foreigners, foreigners are from Russia, France, Italy, and Switzerland,” he added.

Compared to the Anti-Corruption Operation in 2020, this year, there have been more drug cases exposed.

During 2020, Bali police found 417 suspects in drug abuse in Denpasar and Badung areas.

Among them, 166 were local suspects from Bali, 242 from outside Bali, and nine others are foreign nationals (WNA).



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