A Nigerian national has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined Rp1.2 billion for facilitating narcotic drug distribution in Indonesia.
According to a report by Antara News, a 38-year-old Nigerian national identified as Arinze Eneh, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail and fined Rp1.2 billion for facilitating narcotic drug distribution.
While reading out the verdict on Wednesday, May 18, Chief judge of the West Jakarta district court, Bambang Mursito, said, “Arinze was proven to have conspired to commit an evil act by becoming a facilitator in the distribution of Category I narcotic drug,” adding that if he fails to pay the fine, he will have to serve six months more in jail.
Arinze Petrus Eneh who the prosecutor had asked for a death sentence, said he was satisfied with the judges decision but said he has to decide whether to appeal. “In principle, we are satisfied with the verdict. However, we would think and consider about appealing it,” his lawyer, Dolfie Rompas, said.
It was gathered that Arinze alias Zona, along with Tuti Sudartika alias Dede Rosa and Rojali Pajar Saputra (the two were tried under different dossiers), were involved in a case of illegal possession of 6.3 kilograms of methamphetamine.
Arinze, who is currently being held at Salemba Penitentiary in Central Jakarta in a narcotic case still under judicial process, was ordered by a man named John (still at large) to pick up narcotic drug from China and bring it to Indonesia.
He then asked Tuti and Rojali, (earlier informed by David, at large) to carry out the job. The drug, weighing 6.3 kilograms, was smuggled in a thermos flask through a Covenant Logistic expedition in Cengkareng, West Jakarta, and then kept in a kiosk in Cibinong, Bogor, West Java.