MAKASSAR - The anti-drug brigade of the regional police in Makassar, Southern Sulawesi, has closed down an ecstasy-factory early in the morning. Outside confiscating a number of tablets also self-made weapons were confiscated and the owner of the building in which the factory was located was arrested. This person has been arrested in 2005 for the production of drugs as well.
Dismantling the factory started at around nine in the morning. The factory was located in a number of shops with houses on top in the border area between Makassar and Maros, directly along the main road. The raid was held after six months of investigation in and around Makassar.
A reporter of Metro TV was at the scene and reported that the police confiscated base materials for the production of drugs, drugs and hand-made weapons at the site. The suspect that was arrested is said to be a familiar person in the area. He is said to be looking for different ways to produce his drugs. The factory is said to be up and running for about one year with a production of some 500 tablets per day.