TANGERANG, Banten (Jakarta Post): The Banten provincial Narcotics Body (BNP) on Monday conducted urine tests on all police officers in Tangerang following the arrest of a police officer for possession of drugs.
The tests were conducted at the Jatiuwung subprecinct police station where the BNP team took urine samples of some 150 officers.
The BNP acting chairman, Fauzi Mashjur, said the tests would also be conducted in 12 other subprecinct police stations in Tangerang.
"This is the first time we have conducted urine tests on more than 1,000 officers in the municipality," he said, adding the tests were expected to be completed by Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Tangerang Metro police chief Sr. Comr. Hasanudin said the urine testing was aimed at examining all police officers to determine whether any of them had consumed drugs.
"If the test results prove that any of my men have consumed drugs, I will not hesitate to take stern measures against them," he said.
"They will have to deal with the legal process. I don't want officers to be involved with drugs," he added.
On Nov. 1, Mauk subprecinct police chief Insp. Dodi Irawan was caught red-handed making a drug deal, following the testimony of a suspected drug dealer identified as Rudi, a resident of West Jakarta, who was arrested in a police raid on Oct. 28. (Multa Fidrus)