Three Taiwanese â€˜Caught with Drugsâ€™
JAKARTA ~ Three Taiwanese men have been arrested trying to enter Indonesia with more than nine kilograms of methamphetamine, state media said.
A 40-year-old man identified only by the initials WCM was arrested at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport with 1.8 kilograms of methamphetamine and 1.046 kilograms of ketamine, the Antara news agency reported.
Customs officer Darmanto said the Taiwanese man was on a flight from Macau and was “dressed well, like a businessman.”
Another two Taiwanese citizens were arrested Sunday at Surabaya’s Juanda Airport with more than 7 kilograms of methamphetamine, customs official Argandiono told the agency.
“We stopped them when we became suspicious of their baggage after seeing the x-ray. (The drugs) were placed in biscuit tins, then wrapped in aluminium foil and covered under packs of cigarettes,” Argandiono said.
If convicted the men face up to 15 years imprisonment or the death penalty if they are proven to be part of an organized drugs ring.Filed under: The Nation