The Indonesian police force certainly aren’t on a high at the moment, and now the arrest of yet another disgraced cop who allegedly played a pivotal part in getting people high on illegal drugs may just add to their woes.
The National Police Narcotic Crimes Unit this morning announced the capture of ENM, who was the head of the Narcotics Unit at the Karawang Police department in West Java at the time of his arrest, over suspicions that he is a drug trafficker.
During his arrest at an apartment in Karawang on Aug. 11, police found 101 grams of meth and a clip of ecstasy pills, as well as IDR27 million (US$1,827) in cash and two cell phones.
The head narc’s arrest came after police sniffed out his recent delivery of 2,000 ecstasy pills to a nightclub in the West Java capital of Bandung. Police are still investigating whether ENM was dealing meth as well, and whether or not he was part of a larger drug trafficking network.
Police have also arrested an accomplice on drug trafficking charges, who is believed to co-own a nightclub and a karaoke lounge with ENM in Bandung.
Under Indonesia’s severe Narcotics Law, drug trafficking is a crime punishable by the death penalty.