BNN works with PT BTN to stamp out drug trafficking and money laundering

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has cooperated with the public bank PT Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) to eradicate drug trafficking and money laundering.

“BNN and PT BTN jointly promote the ‘war on drugs’ to achieve a drug-free Indonesia,” BNN chief Petrus Reinhard Golose said after signing a memorandum of understanding with BTN at BTN headquarters here on Wednesday.

According to Golose, the prevalence of drug-related cases in the period 2019-2021 increased, but only by a small number of 0.15%.

To this end, his agency has established cooperation with various institutions including PT BTN to eradicate drug trafficking in the country.

To combat drug-related crimes, Golose said, the BNN is cooperating with banks to eradicate money laundering.

“We can ask for help or cooperate with the elements of the banks to bring us back those related to money laundering”, he underlined.

On the occasion, the head of BNN pointed out that the most important aspect of cooperation with PT BTN is the commitment of each party to ensure the smooth running of the cooperation.

“I would like to thank Mr. Haru (CEO of PT BTN) and his team because we were able to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between BNN and PT BTN. The most important aspect (of the cooperation) is the joint commitment to prevent and eradicate illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and their precursors,” he noted.

PT BTN Chief Executive Officer, Haru Koesmahargyo, noted that signing a Memorandum of Understanding with BNN is a form of commitment by BTN, as one of the agents of development, to participate and ensure that Indonesia’s younger generation is healthy and drug-free.

“BTN is committed and ready to support BNN to keep the young generation, the future generation of the nation, safe from narcotics and illegal drugs,” he said.

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