Drug smuggling arrests at Jakarta Airport

in Substance Abuse

The number of drug smuggling arrests by officials at the Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has been increasing over the course of 4 years.

Police stopped 16 attempts of drug smuggling in 2008, which rose to 39 cases in 2009, and 63 drug smuggling attempts in 2010. In 2011, police stopped 52 cases of drug smuggling at the Jakarta Airport.

Police report that a majority of the drug smuggling cases involves drug syndicates operating from Malaysia.

Source:  Multa Fidus, “Malaysian syndicates dominate drug smuggling in RI,” Jakarta Post, April 26, 2012.

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