Fri, 17 Nov 2000

Alleged drug trafficker arrested

DENPASAR, Bali: An alleged drug trafficker was arrested with 120 grams of shabu-shabu (crystal methamphetamine) in a raid on Wednesday afternoon.

The 24-year-old suspect, identified only as MAS, was arrested at a rooming house on Jl. Subur, Denpasar, at about 2 p.m. local time.

"We searched the house and found two boxes containing good quality shabu-shabu in the bathroom," Badung Police chief of detectives Sr. Insp. Husein Abubakar said.

Abubakar said MAS admitted to being involved with drugs for four months. "He said he was just a drug user, but then he confessed he made Rp 5 million from a shabu-shabu transaction."

Abubakar said police were sure that MAS had other accomplices. (zen)