Police Foil Smuggling of New Type of Drugs

Bali Police stated that a suspicious package that previously was estimated explosives, have been confirmed as a new kind of narcotics. “Based on laboratory tests, it is a new type of drug that is katinon,” said Head of Public Relations Bali Police Commissioner Hery Wiyanto in Denpasar on Friday.

According to him, the package containing the powder weighs 6.40 grams and 10.6 grams with the scientific name Methylenedioxyethamphetamine (MDEA), which is a kind of ecstasy. Earlier on Thursday (13/11) afternoon, the Post Office Renon, Denpasar received international shipment from China to a recipient in Denpasar.

The two parcels were neatly hidden inside the package of sound system. Post Office in Renon Denpasar, especially for international packet reception originally was equipped with X-ray scanner. By local officials, the finding was allegedly explosives so that local officials reported the matter to Jihandak team and bomb squad team of Bali Police Mobile Brigade Unit.

Before Jihandak and bomb squad officers came to the local post office, the two packages were taken to the Office of Customs and Excise Ngurah Rai Kuta, Badung. Police officers, said Hery, will investigate and follow up the finding of the new type of drug along with the officer’s Ngurah Rai and other relevant agencies.

source : the bali times

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