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1.74 tons of marijuana seized by Sukabumi police SUKABUMI - The regional police of Sukabumi has seized some 1.74 tons of dried marijuana when it raided a house in the city of Sukabumi last Friday. The raid was a joint operation between the National Narcotics Brigade and the police in the region. The total value of the drugs is estimated at 6 billion Rupiah (410.000 euro). The drugs were already prepared for distribution. Four suspects were arrested during the raid.

"Last night’s crackdown was the result of a long process of investigation and stalking," said Nugroho Aji Wijayanto, head of the narcotics unit. The marijuana was put in 40 big bags and 107 brick-shaped packages after it was shipped from Aceh to the island of Java in a truck which should officially transport fruit. The four suspects are said to be members of a large drug dealing ring in the country. One of them was a courier, another the keeper and another a middleman. The mastermind behind the ring however was not captured.

"We have formed three teams that will operate in several places to track down the owner of the marijuana. An identification process is now still underway," Nugroho said. Aceh, a province in the northern tip of Sumatra, is known for it's production of marijuana. In the last four months alone, the police destroyed some 90 tons of marijuana plants in the province.


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