Four cops from Solok, West Sumatra, fired for police misconduct
Solok, W Sumatra (ANTARA) – Police in the town of Solok in West Sumatra fired four police officers for disciplinary violations and involvement in drug trafficking and motorcycle theft in 2021.
Three of the officers were fired for police misconduct in mid-2021 while the other was fired in absentia on Dec.31, 2021, Solok City Deputy Police Chief Senator Coms said. Suwandi ferry said here on Saturday.
Before their dismissal, officers were given the opportunity to change. However, instead of improving their ethical behavior, police misconduct and criminal offenses continued, he noted.
Punishing police officers, who violate the code of ethics, rules and regulations, has become the commitment of senior national police officers to maintaining professionalism, Suwandi noted.
At the same time, the West Java Police Headquarters recently announced the dismissal of former Astanya Anyar Police Chief Yuni Purwanti over his involvement in a drug-related offense.
Purwanti and 11 other officers were arrested by a joint team of West Java National Police and Police for consuming a narcotic at a hotel in Bandung City on February 16, 2021.
National and transnational drug traffickers see Indonesia as a potential market due to its large population and millions of drug users. The drug trade in Indonesia is estimated at nearly 66 trillion rupees.
The data indicates that people from all walks of life fall prey to drugs, regardless of their socio-economic and professional backgrounds.
In November 2020, a police officer from Deli Serdang district in North Sumatra province, for example, was fired for his involvement in a drug-related offense.
The dismissal of Chief Brigadier FS was announced in a roll call, led by the Deputy Chief of the Deli Serdang Police Station, Deputy Senator Coms. Julianto P. Sirait, November 23, 2020.
In June 2020, a police officer was arrested for drug use at a hotel in Mataram, the capital of West Nusa Tenggara province.
The policeman, identified as EW, and three other people were reportedly caught using crystal methamphetamine during a police raid and taken into police custody. During the raid, 19 grams of crystal meth were also seized.
As of July 2020, some 260 police officers in South Sumatra had undergone a rehabilitation program to recover from drug addiction.
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