An alleged Nigerian drug smuggler was shot dead after resisting arrest in Tanah Tinggi, Central Jakarta on Wednesday.
Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan said the police shot Douglas Hope Onyebuchi, aka Kabaka, who was a suspect in a drug smuggling case in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.
The police, Iriawan said, coordinated with the Directorate General of Customs and Excise to track Onyebuchi and his Indonesian wife Yani Andriani, after being suspected of smuggling a package containing two kilograms of methamphetamine from Guangzhou, China.
“Some drugs were shipped from Guangzhou, disguised in pairs of sandals. We later followed the shipment to Jl. Cengkir Raya in Kelapa Gading,” said Iriawan.
The police said Andriani was seen watching the package be placed inside one of the rooms in the dorm house. “We watched her for two days until we concluded that she was a suspect.”
The police proceeded to arrest Andriani. Further investigations led police to another location on Jl. Maladewa in Tanah Tinggi, where Kabaka was hiding.
“During his arrest, he fought back and tried to grab one of the officers’ guns. Therefore, we had no choice but to take him down,” he said. (dea)