16 Sep 2004

Indonesia arrests two PNG nationals in drugs bust

2:44 pm on 16 September 2004

Police in the Indonesian province of Papua have arrested two Papua New Guinea nationals and charged them with smuggling one kilogram of cannabis into Indonesian territory.

John Kammi and Jacksen Paimba were charged with violating laws on controlled drugs, for smuggling the cannabis into Indonesian territory and for violating immigration law by entering Indonesia without possessing proper immigration documents.

Police say the two were arrested on a boat on Friday as it was entering Indonesian territory in waters outside Jayapura.

The cannabis was in the form of dry hashish resin.