Berdikari.co, Lampung English - The Bandar Lampung Narcotics Penitentiary together with the National Narcotics Agency, the Police and the Indonesian National Armed Forces conducted joint raids on inmates in prison, Friday 3 March 2023 morning.
The raid was also attended by the Daily Acting Head of the Correctional Division of the Lampung Ministry of Law and Human Rights Regional Office, Dr. Alpius Sarumaha.
The joint raids with the National Narcotics Agency, the Police and the Indonesian Armed Forces are aimed at early detection of disturbances to order and security as well as realizing the 'Zero Halina' commitment.
Head of the Bandar Lampung Class IIA Narcotics Correctional Institution, Porman Siregar, revealed that the raid was a routine program as one of the prison's commitments related to cell phones, extortion and narcotics.
"In accordance with directions from the Directorate General of Corrections, today we are conducting a joint raid. Thank God, the result is that we don't find cellphones and drug items," he said.
He also explained that the joint raid activity involved the South Lampung Regency National Narcotics Agency, the Tanjung Bintang Military District Command and the Sukarame Sector Police.
"Thank you very much to the National Narcotics Agency, the Indonesian National Armed Forces and the National Police who have carried out their duties properly and the Bandar Lampung Narcotics Penitentiary is currently under control," he added.
This activity also not only raided the residential blocks of the assisted residents, but the South Lampung National Narcotics Agency also carried out urine tests on a number of inmates and officers of the Bandar Lampung Narcotics Penitentiary.
"We also conducted random urine tests on around 30 inmates and officers of the Bandar Lampung Narcotics Penitentiary. Thank God the results were negative, the National Narcotics Agency was not from us," he explained.
Meanwhile, the Daily Executive of the Head of the Correctional Division of the Lampung Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Dr. Alpius Sarumaha, said that the results of the raid at the Bandar Lampung Narcotics Lapas showed that there was a decrease in the number of prohibited items being carried, such as dangerous objects.
"What we find today is getting less and less. Even though we still encounter sharp objects such as scissors and so on, we hope that it will decrease day by day and there will be no more," he said.
He also explained that these raids must continue to be improved and maintained as a form of early detection of disturbances of security and order in prisons.
"Obviously, this joint raid activity must be maintained by prisons and detention centers so that conditions are under control. I think the hard work of the Head of Police and the National Narcotics Agency and the National Police, so we thank them," he said.
Meanwhile, Head of the South Lampung National Narcotics Agency AKBP Ikhlas said that the raid activity was a form of synergy between law enforcers.
"Implementation of raid activities at the Narcotics Correctional Institution is a follow-up rather than synergy. This means that there is synergy from ministries or agencies within South Lampung Regency in raid activities," he said.
After searching a number of residential blocks for the inmates, the South Lampung National Narcotics Agency confirmed that no prohibited items such as drugs were found.
"We also carried out body and place searches related to drug evidence. Thank God, in this raid activity, no evidence of drugs in any form was found. We have also carried out urine tests on 40 inmates and the results were all negative," he stressed.
Concluding the joint raid activity, the Bandar Lampung Narcotics Head Unit led the destruction of items from the raid obtained from the Prisoner's Residential Block. (*)