By: Jay Chou and Elaine Hou
Jakarta, Nov. 18 (CNA) A Taiwanese drug dealer was among two suspects shot dead during a
shootout in Indonesia between an international drug cartel and local police earlier this week, authorities confirmed Friday.
The shootout broke out as National Narcotics Agency officers and police were carrying out a raid at a warehouse in Tangerang, a suburb of Jakarta, on Nov. 15, the agency’s deputy head Arman Depari was quoted as saying by Indonesian media.
As the officers were trying to stop a van, one of the suspects in the car fired a shot toward the officers, and the officers shot back at the suspects, killing two of them, while a third suspect was arrested.
The officers said they found a Republic of China passport near the body of one of the deceased and thus believed he was a Taiwanese citizen. The other suspect killed was from Indonesia. [FULL STORY]