Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Former West Sumatra Regional Police Chief Inspector General Teddy Minahasa was charged with the death penalty in a drug trafficking case.
The public prosecutor (JPU) considered that Teddy was legally and convincingly proven guilty of committing a serial crime as well as committing a crime without rights or against the law of offering to sell, sell, become an intermediary in buying and selling, exchanging and handing over Narcotics Category I non-plants, which weigh more than 5 grams.
“Imposed the death penalty on the defendant Teddy Minahasa Putra with the order that the accused remain in custody,” said the prosecutor while reading out the indictment at the West Jakarta District Court, Thursday (30/3).
Teddy is considered proven guilty of violating Article 114 Paragraph (2) of the Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 35 of 2009 concerning Narcotics in conjunction with Article 55 Paragraph (1) 1st of the Criminal Code.
Apart from that, the prosecutor also revealed aggravating and mitigating circumstances for Teddy.
One thing that incriminated Teddy was that he was a member of the Indonesian National Police with the position of West Sumatra Regional Police Chief, where as a law enforcer, especially at the level of Regional Police Chief, the accused should be at the forefront in eradicating illicit narcotics traffic.
While there is no mitigating matter for Teddy.
Teddy was previously charged with trading in 5 kilograms (kg) of methamphetamine evidence confiscated by the Bukittinggi Police.
Initially, this case occurred when the Bukittinggi Police uncovered drug trafficking and seized 41,387 kg of methamphetamine as evidence on May 14, 2022.
At that time, Dody, who served as the Head of the Bukittinggi Police, reported the case to Teddy, who served as the Head of the West Sumatra Regional Police.
Teddy then ordered Dody to be rounded up to 41.4 kg. Apart from that, Teddy also asked Dody to exchange 10 kg of methamphetamine.
This crime also involved a number of parties. The defendants in this case are AKBP Dody Prawiranegara, Kompol Kasranto, Aiptu Janto P. Situmorang, Linda Pujiastuti alias Anita, Muhammad Nasir, and Syamsul Maarif.
Dody was charged by the prosecutor with a sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of IDR 2 billion, a subsidiary of 6 months in prison in this case. Meanwhile, Linda was charged with 18 years in prison and a fine of IDR 2 billion, a subsidiary of 6 months in prison.
Meanwhile, Kasranto and Syamsul Ma’arif were both charged with 17 years in prison and a fine of IDR 2 billion, a subsidiary of 6 months in prison in this case.