Crystal Meth Smuggling in Indonesia

in Substance Abuse

A drug smuggler who was arrested by police in Indonesia told police that the drug traffickers were paying him $311 (3 Million Indonesian Rupiah) per trip, according to the Jakarta Post.  The man was carrying $124,600 (1.2 Billion Rupiah) worth of crystal methamphetamine when he was arrested.

(Crystal meth facts and statistics from around the world.)

Crystal meth is commonly known as “shabu” in the region. High quality meth can be sold for up to $228 on the black market in Indonesia, while lower quality meth is sold for as little as $88 per gram.

(Methamphetamine prices worldwide.)

Source:  Ansyor Idrus, “Palembang Police seize Rp 1.2b worth of crystal meth,” Jakarta Post, January 21, 2013.

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