JAKARTADAILY.ID – Inspector General Teddy Minahasa, former West Sumatra Police Chief was transferred from the National Police's Professional and Security Division (Propam) to the Jakarta Metro Police's custody center on Monday, October 24, 2022.
The Inspector General was under Special Custody of the Propam Division for his alleged involvement in a drug trafficking case.
The transfer was confirmed by the Indonesian Police HQ's Public Relations chief, Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo who noted that Teddy was picked up and taken to the Polda Metro Jaya Detention Center on Monday.
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"That's correct. Today, for the investigation process, the focus of the crime is specifically handled by the Jakarta Metro Police as they were the ones who made the arrest," Dedi said at the Police Headquarters Building in South Jakarta, on October 24, as quoted by Tempo.
"Regarding Mr. Inspector General TM (Teddy Minahasa), from tonight until the next 20 days, Mr. TM will be detained at the Metro Police related to drugs," said the Head of Public Relations of the Polda Metro Jaya, Chief Commissioner Endra Zulpan, Monday night, October 24, 2022.
According to Tempo's report, Teddy Minahasa's name was found to be linked to a case following a massive drug bust by the West Sumatra Regional Police in May 2022. The operation nabbed 41.4 kilograms of crystal meth, otherwise known on the streets as shabu, worth Rp 62.1 billion.
The report continues stating that Adj. Sr. Comr. Dody Prawiranegara, former chief of Bukittinggi Resort Police, allegedly swapped 5 kilograms of that shabu evidence with potassium alum.
According to Doddy's confession, he was ordered by Teddy to make the swap. At the time this allegedly took place, Teddy Minahasa was the Regional Police chief of West Sumatra.
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In this case, investigators from the Directorate of Drugs at the Metro Jaya Police have named 11 suspects.
Five of them are active members of the National Police, Inspector General of Police Teddy Minahasa, Adjunct Commissioner D who is a former Bukittinggi Police Chief, Kalibaru Police Chief Commissioner KS, personnel from the West Jakarta Metro Police Narcotics Investigation Unit (Satres Narkoba) Police 1st Sub-Inspector J, and Kalibaru Police personnel Police 2nd Sub-Inspector A.
The other six suspects are civilians. The suspects were charged with Article 114 paragraph (3) sub-Article 112 Paragraph 2 in conjunction with Article 132 paragraph (1) in conjunction with Article 55 of Law Number 35 of 2009 concerning narcotics.
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