Jayapura, Papua | Fri, December 22, 2017| 11:56 pm
Personnel of the Papua Police’s narcotics division have destroyed 15,000 pills containing a combination of paracetamol, carisoprodol and caffeine (PCC) from an unknown source.
The Papua Police’s narcotics division head Sr. Comr. Ida Agus Komang Ardika said the PCC pills destroyed in an event on Friday were sent from Makassar, South Sulawesi, via a courier service in Jayapura city, Papua. However, the intended recipient failed to appear to pick up the drug package.
“Officers waited for the recipient to come and pick up the package but to no avail; therefore, the pills were confiscated,” said Agus on the sidelines of the event, which was held at the yard of the police’s narcotics division office on Jl. Macan Tutul Dok V Jayapura, Papua, on Friday.
The PCC pills were placed in several packages, with one package containing 50 pills. One strip containing 10 pills has a street value of Rp 300,000 (US$21).
“Usually, the pills are distributed in entertainment venues. People who consume them will feel energized,” said Agus.
Throughout 2017, the narcotics division has so far confiscated 16,000 PCC pills intended for distribution. Most of the pills were sent from Makassar. In Papua, PCC pills are usually distributed in coastal cities, where most nightclubs are located.
Ida Bagus said in 2017, the Papua Police processed 212 drug cases with 261 suspects. Of the total, 164 cases have been taken to court. (ebf)
2) Mother`s Day also Day of Mamas: President Jokowi
Raja Ampat, W Papua (ANTARA News) - National Mother`s Day that falls on Dec 22 is also the day for all mamas of Papua, according to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).
"As Papua is in Indonesia, Papua`s mamas are Indonesian women," the head of state noted in his address while celebrating National Mother`s Day on the Waisai Torang Cinta Beach, here, Friday.
The 89th Mother`s Day is themed "Empowered Women, Great Indonesia."
"Be the mothers of the nation, hi, Indonesian Women. Happy Mothers` Day," Jokowi noted.
Mother`s Day is special for Indonesia, as it is an important celebration for Indonesian women, the country, and the nation.
"Women in Indonesia should be further empowered since they had participated in the fight for the country`s independence. Hence, I laud the theme of this Mother`s Day," he stated.
The president noted that his Working Cabinet had several women, as there were nine women ministers.
"Hence, in the Working Cabinet, there are nine female ministers. In fact, Indonesia is one of the countries in the world with the largest number of female ministers," he remarked.
The country`s success in the development of women and culture is led by Minister Puan Maharani and the success of its diplomacy is owing to the efforts of Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi.
"In the field of finance, (the country) is led by Sri Mulyani and in maritime affairs and fisheries by Susi Pudjiastuti, a `scary` minister," he remarked.
Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar has been successful in reducing the number of forest fires in Indonesia, Rini Soemarno in the state enterprises field, Nila F. Moeloek in the field of health, and Khofifah Indar Parawansa in the social affairs area, he pointed out.
"There is women`s empowerment and child protection minister, Mama Yo, or Prof. Yohana Yembise from Papua," he added.