Jakarta Police have arrested six alleged couriers of the Guangzhou-Jakarta international drug syndicate and confiscated 70.3 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from the gang in the past month.
The Police's Narcotics Directorate head Sr. Comr. Eko Daniyanto said on Tuesday that the suspects were arrested in six different locations in Greater Jakarta during a month of undercover operations.
"The 70.3 kg of methamphetamine is estimated to be worth Rp 1.5 million [US$150] per gram or Rp 106 billion in total," he said.
He said that two of the six the suspects were Nigerians, identified only as OK, 30, and MR, 22, while the remaining four were Indonesians identified as DEB, 21, KYT, 48, LY, 33, and TYS, 40. Meanwhile, two other Nigerian suspects, EK and DJ, remain at large.
The suspects will be charged under articles 114, 112 and 132 of Law No. 35/2009 on narcotics distribution and possession that carries a maximum penalty of death.