Fri, 06 Jun 2003

Police seize marijuana from bus

BANDAR LAMPUNG, Lampung: Officers from the Lampung Police seized 45 kilograms of marijuana on Thursday from a public bus serving the Bandar Lampung-Jakarta route.

Police spokesman Comr. Fatmawati said so far none of the 36 passengers on the bus had admitted to owning the marijuana, but police were still questioning the four members of the bus crew.

All of the passengers were released and allowed to continue their trip after being questioned.

On Tuesday, police arrested Abdul Manan, 26, and charged him with transporting 21 kilograms of marijuana aboard a bus serving the Bandar Lampung-Jakarta route.

The Lampung Police have been searching public buses to reduce the flow of marijuana to Java island. -- Antara