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Indonesian police seize 2.5-tonne haul of crystal meth

Baku, April 29, AZERTAC

Indonesian authorities have seized 2.5 tons of crystal methamphetamine after a series of raids linked to an international smuggling ring spanning Afghanistan and Southeast Asia, police said, according to Reuters.

The huge drug haul, estimated to be worth $82 million, was found after raids in three locations, including in the capital Jakarta and in Aceh, on the island of Sumatra, National Police Chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo said on Wednesday.

“We revealed that approximately 2.5 tons of methamphetamine drugs... entered Indonesia,” he told a news conference, where the drugs were displayed in plastic bags.

Police said one person was killed after resisting arrest during the raids and 18 had been arrested, including 17 Indonesian nationals and one Nigerian citizen.

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