1) Border security task force foils attempt to smuggle drug from PNG
Reporter: antara 12 hours ago
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - The border security task force of the Army Strategic Command (Kostrad) has foiled an attempt to smuggle two kilograms of marijuana via a border post at Skamto, Papua.
Two suspects from Papua New Guinea (PNG) identified as TK (18) and PV (30) were arrested on Monday when they tried to cross the border into the Indonesian territory of the Papua island, commander of the task force Lt.Col. Eko Anthoni Chandra said here on Tuesday.
The two suspects were caught when driving their vehicle right in front of the Skamto post when it happened that the the task force was launching raid on the street.
PV told his investigator that the drug was to be sold in Jayapura, Anthoni said ,adding the two suspects lived in different villages in Papua New Guinea not far from the border.
?Now the two suspects and the drug have been handed over to police for legal investigation," he said.
He said the border area is rampant with smuggling of illegal goods not only drug but also sharp fin , vanilla and areca nuts.
Therefore, the task force has to launch patrol and raids more frequently, he added.
Reported by Evarukdijati Edited by Andi Abdussalam