Kabar6- South Tangerang City Police (Tangsel District Police) arrested two online taxi drivers who used methamphetamine and marijuana, and also stored airsoft gun and assembled firearms.

The two perpetrators named Wahyu Mulyana alias W.M (31) and his friend Asep Jaya Hidayat alias A.J.H (29). Wahyu was arrested in the Poris Jaya region, Batu Ceper, Tangerang City, and Asep in Cengkareng, West Jakarta.

Wahyu said, that he is only a user of cannabis and methamphetamine,
he claimed that he was not a dealer.

“I am a user, not a dealer. The firearm that I bought was through an online application, since 2018 ago. For collections, “Wahyu said in the South Tangerang Police Station, Jalan Promoter 1, Lengkong Gudang, Serpong, Kota Tangerang Selatan. Monday (12/09/2019).

Meanwhile, Asep admitted, he bought the weapon only to protect himself, he claimed that he had never shot anyone.

“Sometimes, when he works as an online driver he carries the firearm. The rest, keep it at home. Never. Just in case. Sometimes I bring it, but the more I keep it at home. For collections at home, just dashing, “said Asep.

At the same location, the Kelapa Dua police chief, Kompol Supriyanto said, the disclosure of this case began with drug abuse cases in Duri Kosambi, Tangerang and in the Cengkareng area, West Jakarta.

“The Chronologist is when the Vipers Team received information about drug abuse, and carried out development to Asep’s house, and found drugs such as methamphetamine and cannabis, and weapons, “he explained.

From the raid, the police seized methamphetamine from Asep’s house weighing 0.66 grams, 352 grams of dried marijuana, weapons assembled with 4 caliber 38 bullets, two airsoft guns, and one pen gun and 21 bullets cal 22.

The police also secured hundreds of bullets ram set cal 22 Superfix brand, and weapons gloves.

From confiscated weapons, alleged perpetrators also robbed. However, the police are still steeped in this suspicion.

Meanwhile, from Wahyu’s house, the police seized one revolver, one airsoft gun, and one pen gun, along with dozens of sharp bullets from each of the weapons.

“From the amount of evidence of weapons that were secured from the hands of the two perpetrators, it is suspected that they are not only users but dealers. According to the statements of the two suspects, the weapons were purchased online, from an online store, “said the Tangsel City Police Chief, AKBP Ferdy Irawan.

Ferdy added, his party was still doing development related to the distribution of drugs and the weapons of the two perpetrators.

“We are still developing robberies. The weapons are purchased in the form of assemblies, for the type of airsoft gun priced at Rp2 million, and Rp.4 million for homemade firearms and their bullets, “said Ferdy.

Ferdy explained, the number of firearms that were secured, the police were still investigating allegations of misuse of the two suspects, both suspected robbery or motor theft.

“For their actions, the two perpetrators were charged with article layered 114 paragraph 1 sub Article 112 paragraph 1 and Article 111 paragraph 1 of RI Law No35 of 2009 concerning narcotics with a maximum criminal threat of 12 years in prison,” he explained.

“As for the weapons, the two perpetrators were charged under Article 1 paragraph 1 of the Emergency Law No. 12 of 1952 concerning the possession of firearms, ammunition, or explosives with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison,” he concluded. (Eka)