In continuation of The GrowthOp’s storied tradition of bringing readers the best in “Weed Found in Strange Things” articles, an attempt to smuggle 300 kg of cannabis concealed in medical waste was thwarted when the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in Jakarta apprehended three suspects earlier this month.
“The investigator raided a box truck and found 10 plastic bags containing dried marijuana that weighed 300 kg. The marijuana was hidden among the medical waste. This is a new method to trick security officers. But we foiled the attempt,” drug eradication deputy head at BNN Insp. Gen. Arman Depari told the Jakarta Post.
Depari did not share any specifications with regards to the type of medical waste or manner of packing.
Drug laws enacted a decade ago in Indonesia pledge to “guarantee the availability of Narcotics for the interest of health service and/or science and technology development; (b) to prevent, protect, and to save Indonesian people from Narcotics abuse; (c) to eradicate illicit traffic of Narcotics and Narcotics Precursor; and to guarantee the control of medical and social rehabilitation efforts for abuser and Narcotics addict.”
Rehabilitation is only extended to illicit drug consumers, however, and not for those who commit drug-trafficking crimes.
Medical waste has become an increasingly popular, if unsanitary, way to move illicit drugs and fool authorities in Jakarta.
Previously, strange things with weed in them of note have included several empty bank buildings, a toilet, the sea (twice), a tiny secret door, a network of World War II-era air raid tunnels, and dead rats.
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