Antara New, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 21:04 WIB
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Jakarta police have arrested a citizen of Uzbekistan , Evgeniya Dolgholichenko alias Nastasia (24), who acted as a courier in a drug dealing syndicate led by an Indonesian named Dedy.
"The suspect was arrested as a courier in a national network of drug dealers," Sr Com Anjan P Putra, head of the Jakarta police`s anti-drug division, said here Tuesday.
Anjan said the foreigner was arrested after the police received information about a drug dealer named Dedy at Krekot Bunder IV Road No 34, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta.
After a month of observation, police arrested Dedy and seized 1.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine (shabu) and a cellular phone from him.
The police also arrested Nastasia in the same operation when she was in possession of three grams of crystal-meth and two cellular phones.
In Dedy`s room police also found 170 ecstasy pills, liquid chemicals to make crystal-meth, 302 grams of crystal-meth, and a cellular phone.
Anjan said Natasia had been living in Indonesia since 2004 but her visa proved to have expired in 2008. Most of the time she had made her living as a prostitute.
According to Anjan, the suspects were able to earn a net profit of Rp50,000 per ecstasy pill and Rp100,000 on every gram of crystal meth they sold.
Both Dedy and Nastasia would be charged based on a number of articles in Law No 35/ 2008 on drugs carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of Rp10 billion.