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East Kalimantan drug smuggling arrests highlight porous state of borders

BALIKPAPAN, Mar 18, 2014: Discoveries of two instances of drug smuggling from Malaysia through the North Kalimantan border, revealed by the East Kalimantan branch of the government’s anti-narcotics agency, show that Indonesia’s borders are still prone to being breached, with officials saying that activities in the area were difficult to monitor because of the proliferation of small fishing ports. “Go around ...

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Concert bans won’t solve drug problem – Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19, 2014: Banning concerts or raves will not end drug abuse, minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today after six youths died at the recent Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) from drug use last week. The Youth and Sports Minister pointed out that concert goers could take drugs outside the event premises before going to the concert. “We need to teach and expose young people to the dangers of drug ...

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FMFA cancelled, six dead of suspected drug overdose

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15, 2014: The Future Music Festival 2014 has been cancelled following the death of six people suspected of drug overdose. Three others are currently in critical condition and have been sent to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UUMC) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM) due to methamphetamine overdose. According to Kuala Lumpur police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh t ...

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East Kalimantan police foil meth, ecstasy smuggling attempt

SAMARINDA, Feb 22, 2014: East Kalimantan police foiled an attempt to smuggle crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy drugs at Semayang seaport, Balikpapan, East Kalimanan province, an officer said on Saturday. A total of 12,000 ecstasy pills and one kilogram of methamphetamine were confiscated, as drug dealers attempted to smuggle the drugs into Balikpapan from Surabaya (East Java province), Senior Commissioner ...

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Anti drug movement urges East Kalimantan district to impose Urine Test on Civil Servants

SAMARINDA, EAST KALIMANTAN, Nov 1: An anti drug national movement in the district of Paser, East Kalimantan, has urged the district administration to rule that all civil servants in the district undergo urine tests, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported. "The test is to make sure that all civil servants in the district are free from drug abuses," Antara quoted the movement chairman in Paser, Utuh Mahni, a ...

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