Wed, 10 Sep 2003

Student nabbed for dealing drugs

TANGERANG: Police arrested a private university student at a food stall near Cisauk railway station, Cisauk district, Tangerang regency on Monday evening for supplying senior high school students in the district with marijuana.

The police seized one kilogram of marijuana from the suspect, identified as Hendra Permana, 22, a resident of Cibogo village, Cisauk.

According to First. Insp. Kosasih -- Tangerang police's drug unit chief detective -- the arrest followed a tip-off, with local residents saying that the suspect frequently dealt drugs at a food stall.

"In response to resident's complaints, we sent several plain- clothes officers to the food stall pretending to be drug users who wanted to buy marijuana," Kosasih said.

He said that the officers nabbed the suspect as he produced two envelopes of marijuana. They also found dozens of envelopes containing marijuana at the suspect's home. --JP