Police chief promises to prosecute officers involved in drugs abuses

Evidence of drugs seized by Nias Police Precinct

GUNUNGSITOLI, NBC — Drug abuses in Nias Islands have become more worrying, following the arrest of two police officers and to military officers of Nias Military District Commend 0213.

Previously, the Police Precinct had also arrested three police officers, who were consuming the narcotic.

“The four were arrested when they were consuming sabu-sabu (crystal methamphetamine) in their rented rooms owned by an official of Fodo village administration in South Gunungsitoli district. The four are members of Nias Police Precinct Brig. APT and a member of Alo’oa Police Sub-precinct First Brig. APT, while the two military members are Second Corp. EP and Private HW,” said head of the Nias Police Precinct Sr. Comr. Mardiaz Kusin Dwihananto on Monday (November 14, 2011).

The police chief stressed that the two police officers would be sent to court and would receive punishment based on the existing law. Meanwhile, for the two military personnel, the case had been taken over by Nias Military Police Detachment on Saturday (November 12, 2011) at 1.30 a.m.

From the four suspects, the police seized a number of evidence: gas matches, one injection needle, three cotton buds, one bottle of water, pipettes, one electric scale, two transparent plastics allegedly for sabu-sabu containers, and smaller transparent plastic for small pipette with sabu-sabu in it.

“In line with the instruction from North Sumatra Police chief, police officers, who violated laws on drugs, psychotropic and illegal lottery should be cracked down. Currently prosecutors have been charging three other police officers, who were allegedly involved in drugs abuses,” he added. [IH]