|Bali's Kerobokan prison|
Serang, Banten. An officer from the Serang District Police in Banten has been arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs to two inmates serving time at a local prison.
Prison officials became suspicious when the police officer, identified only as Brig. H.D., arrived at the prison at 15:00 on Sunday (31/1) to visit two inmates identified as R.J.U. and F.T.R. even though it was not visiting hour.
The officer however insisted, flashing his police identification card to correctional officials claiming that he was on official police business to question the inmates.
The prison officials heeded to the request but those monitoring the visit noticed the police officer handing over a cigarette packet to the two inmates.
After the police officer left, the guards confiscated the packet and discovered “a tiny package of crystal methamphetamine inside,” according to Dodi, one of the prison guards.
The guards then alerted the Banten Provincial Police about the discovery, which then moved to arrest H.D. on Monday.
“[Brig. H.D. is now] being detained at the Banten Police headquarters. We are still investigating the case,” Banten Police spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. Ermayadi said.
Ermayadi added that if proven guilty, H.D. would be fired from the police force and jailed for drug trafficking.
Source: The Jakarta Globe, Laurens Dami, Feb. 2, 2016