Mon, 16 Oct 2000

Police arrest suspected dealer

KUTA, Bali: Badung Police arrested on Saturday an alleged drug dealer and seized 290 ecstasy pills and five packages of shabu- shabu (crystal memthamphetamine) when the suspect was reportedly about to meet a buyer.

The chief of the narcotics unit, Second Insp. Rudi Purwianto, said the suspect, identified only as Ruddy, 37, was intercepted when he was riding his motorcycle down a dark alley in the southern part of Legian near here.

"We searched him and found the pills and shabu-shabu stashed in his pocket and trousers," Purwianto said.

Plainclothes officers had staked out Ruddy's residence on Jl. Seminyak for days preceding the arrest, according to Purwianto. (zen)