Indonesia police arrested 5 Taiwanese suspects Thursday during a raid on a private residence in Jakarta, where they found 60 kilograms of the drug of methamphetamine, according to Indonesian authorities.
Investigators have determined that the drug was being supplied by a crime ring based in Taiwan, said Indonesian National Police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar on Thursday.
During the raid on the apartment in Ancol, North Jakarta, police arrested 1 Indonesian and 5 Taiwanese, who are now being interrogated, he said.
It is not the 1st time that Taiwanese drug suspects have been arrested in Indonesia, a county where the maximum penalty for drug offenses is death.
In January, the Supreme Court of Indonesia sentenced 3 Taiwanese to death for attempting to smuggle more than 2 kilograms of amphetamine each into the country, through Jakarta International Airport, in 2014.
A few months later, in April, Indonesian police arrested another Taiwanese suspect in Jakarta who was found with 12 kg of methamphetamine.
Earlier this month, a Taiwanese citizen was arrested in Jakarta after 15 kg of methamphetamine was found at his residence.
Source: Focus Taiwan, August 20, 2016
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