Police Sergeant Arrested With Thousands of Ecstasy Pills in West Jakarta

Narcotics detectives with Jakarta Police swooped on a West Jakarta Police sergeant in a hotel parking lot on Friday and charged him with possession with intent to distribute thousands of ecstasy pills and several hundred grams of crystal methamphetamine.

“We made the arrest. We’re still developing the investigation,” police spokesman Sr. Comr. Martinus Sitompul told the Jakarta Globe on Saturday.

Police sergeant Sudirman was arrested at the Mitra Kencana Lestari hotel in West Jakarta. Police found in his bags a total 712.8 grams of meth and 7,457 ecstasy pills, which have a combined street value of almost $300,000.

Martinus said that Sudirman had obtained the drugs about two weeks ago in Tambora, West Jakarta and was responsible for their sale.

Police have launched an investigation into the identity of the buyer but would not be be drawn on detail.