Published: Thursday September 20, 2012 MYT 5:13:00 PM
Updated: Thursday September 20, 2012 MYT 9:06:23 PM
More than 100 Mísians in Indonesian jails for drug offences
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 100 Malaysians have been detained in Indonesia since 2009 for drug related offences said Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
Noor Rashid said that, from the total, the most number of arrests were made last year.
"However, the number of drug offenders detained this year has dropped to about 10," he told reporters at a High Profile Policing programme called 'Walkabout Meet and Greet' at Pasar Seni here on Thursday.
They were detained for not only trying to smuggle in drugs from Malaysia but from other countries as well, he said.
"We (Bukit Aman) have discussed the matter with the Indonesian police from the narcotics department. At the same time we have also discussed matters related to Indonesians detained in Malaysia for similar offences," he said.
Meanwhile, Noor Rashid said the walkabout programme was part of efforts to bridge relationship between the people and police force.
"The responsibility of police is not only safety but to be close to the public and brief them of dangers lurking around them and how to defend themselves," he said. - Bernama