Narcotics from the Sea

Indonesia’s drug smuggling fight.

Narcotics from the Sea

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The massive amount of crystal meth locally known a sabu-smuggled via sea in the past few months should have set off very loud alarm bells for us. It is past time our maritime patrol system is overhauled to contain surging shipments. All relevant parties must move swiftly to cut drug supplies into the country, and prevent Indonesia from becoming the largest drug market in Asia.

The national police, the customs directorate as well as the Indonesian navy should be lauded for the seizure of two Taiwanese-flagged fishing boats last month.

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