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State Assembly Speaker Detained For Being Drug Positive

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JAKARTA – The head of the Sarolangun State Legislative Assembly (DPRD) in Jambi,
Muhamad Syaihu was detained by police yesterday after a urine test found him to
be drug positive.

Local media today quoted Kota Jambi police chief, Bernard Sibarani, as
saying the assemblyman was detained together with seven of his friends during a
raid on a house in Kampung Bungis, Kota Baru in Kota Jambi as they were believed
to be gathering for a drug smoking session.

The head of the DPRD is equivalent to a Speaker of the State Legislative
Assembly in Malaysia.

He said that following the raid, police found a packet believed to contain
the syabu drugs weighing 4.3 grams as well as several apparatus for smoking

He said all those detained were aged between 22 and 42 years old and one of
them was a government official.


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