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Malaysians Detained In Jakarta: PDRM Waits For Indonesian Police Investigation

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will only carry out investigation on two Malaysians detained by the Jakarta Immigration authorities in Indonesia on Monday on suspicion of trafficking in drugs after obtaining strong evidence from the Indonesian authorities.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said both Malaysians namely Mohamad Shafa Ahmad, 29, and Kamarol Arifin Mohamad Darus, 27, could face legal action in Indonesia.

“For the moment, we leave the investigation on the case to the Indonesian authorities.

“Furthermore, they will also face charges there (in Jakarta) and if it’s true that they were carrying it (drugs), then they will have to face the consequences,” he said.

He disclosed this to reporters after attending the PDRM monthly assembly at the Bukit Aman level, here today.

Earlier, Mohamad Shafa and Kamarol Arifin who were working as despatch rider and factory technician respectively, were reported missing after arriving in Jakarta on an AirAsia flight at 2 pm on March 29 from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2).

The two good friends who were from Kampung Sijangkang, Teluk Panglima Garang, Selangor were reported to be going to Jakarta to attend the Dj Armin Van Buren at the Jakarta International Expo.

The mystery of their disappearance was eventually resolved when both of them were eventually found in a police station lockup here after the authorities discovered what were believed to be several pills of synthetic drugs through a body check on them.

In another development, Khalid said the crime index for the first quarter of this year declined 15.8 per cent compared with the corresponding period of last year.

He said it represented a good beginning for the PDRM to achieve success in curbing crime in the country this year.

In addition, Khalid said the police had detained 345 suspects alleged to be involved in secret society activities between January and March compared with 152 suspects detained during the corresponding period last year.

“This reflected that secret society activities had risen by 127 per cent and all out efforts must be carried out to eliminate them,” he told reporters after attending the PDRM monthly assembly at Bukit Aman, here today.

Meanwhile, 275 suspects were detained for crimes relating to human trafficking from January to March this year, an increase of 50 suspects compared to the corresponding period of last year.

In addition, car theft and housebreaking cases had also declined with 23 housebreaking gangs and 58 car theft gangs being crippled. – BERNAMA

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