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Obok-Obok Vegetable Jackfruit Bring by Visitors, Prison Wardens Find 9 Packages of Shabu | merdeka.com


Merdeka.com – MB (26), a visitor to the Class IIA Narcotics Prison Samarinda, East Kalimantan, has to deal with police Thursday (15/9) afternoon. He was caught by prison officials smuggling 9 packages of crystal methamphetamine in jackfruit vegetables.

MB has an identity as a resident of East Balikpapan, Balikpapan city, East Kalimantan. He came with a jackfruit vegetable with coconut milk addressed to the Narcotics Prison inmate with the initials AW at around 15.06 WITA.

MB is registered as a visitor with queue number A-67 through the e-Trol online application. According to the procedure, in between the queues, the prison officers first carried out a layered inspection of the luggage or deposits intended for the inmates of the prison.

“So when the duty officer checked the visitor’s jackfruit vegetable (MB) very carefully, 9 small plastic bags were found which turned out to be methamphetamine,” said Head of Class IIA Narcotics Prison Samarinda Hidayat when confirmed by merdeka.com.

After being weighed, the 9 bags of crystal methamphetamine had a gross weight of about 10 grams. The officers then secured MB for further legal proceedings after the incident was reported to the Head of the Correctional Division of the East Kalimantan Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Jumadi.

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“Our synergy to police, visitors who brought jackfruit vegetables containing methamphetamine along with the evidence have been submitted to the Samarinda Police. In this case, the drug detective unit,” said Hidayat.

The various modes of smuggling methamphetamine into prisons have added to the long list of outsiders seeking various ways to smuggle methamphetamine into prisons.

Previously, Narcotics Prison officers had also foiled the smuggling of methamphetamine in seasoned fish on June 6, 2022, crystal methamphetamine in beef curry on July 13, 2022 and also through drones on September 2, 2022.

“From the incident of methamphetamine through jackfruit, which we managed to thwart, the police will later develop an investigation,” said Hidayat.



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