Indonesia police arrested five Taiwanese suspects Thursday during a raid on a private residence in Jakarta, where they found 60 kilograms of the drug of methamphetamine, according to Indonesian authorities.
Investigators have determined that the drug was being supplied by a crime ring based in Taiwan, said Indonesian National Police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar on Thursday.
During the raid on the apartment in Ancol, North Jakarta, police arrested one Indonesian and five Taiwanese, who are now being interrogated, he said.
It is not the first time that Taiwanese drug suspects have been arrested in Indonesia, a county where the maximum penalty for drug offenses is death.
In January, the Supreme Court of Indonesia sentenced three Taiwanese to death for attempting to smuggle more than two kilograms of amphetamine each into the country, through Jakarta International Airport, in 2014.
A few months later, in April, Indonesian police arrested another Taiwanese suspect in Jakarta who was found with 12 kg of methamphetamine.
Earlier this month, a Taiwanese citizen was arrested in Jakarta after 15 kg of methamphetamine was found at his residence.
Source: Focus Taiwan