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BNN office on Timor Leste border waits on government approval

Jakarta Globe - January 24, 2015

Jakarta – The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) will form a local branch in Belu district, East Nusa Tenggara on the border of Indonesia and Timor Leste to intervene in the flow of drugs between the two countries.

"[The BNN] have arrested smugglers and drug lords crossing the border," the chief of the East Nusa Tenggara Narcotics Agency, Alo Dando, told the state-run Antara news agency on Saturday. "That is why we need to prioritize the forming of this agency."

Alo said the BNN had agreed to setting up the local office agency, and that it was waiting on approval from the Ministry of Finance.

Belu district secretary Petrus Bere said officers were being readied to begin work at the new agency once it was approved by the government.

Source: http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/bnn-office-east-timor-border-waits-govt-approval/