Thu, 18 Aug 1994

Police bust drug traffickers

PALEMBANG, South Sumatra: Local police have foiled attempts by five different people to distribute marijuana in the area, seizing 40 kilograms of marijuana in all.

Spokesman for the Southern Sumatra Police, Capt. Karno, told Antara that one suspect was apprehended on Aug. 1 on the Trans- Sumatra highway. The man who boarded the bus from Aceh was carrying 11 kilograms of marijuana.

Another suspect was arrested the following day with 10 kilograms of marijuana. On the same day, police apprehended a woman carrying five kilograms of marijuana.

The other two suspects were arrested on Aug. 11. (par)