Persons arrested in Indonesia face execution if convicted for smuggling drugs

December 13, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Persons arrested in Indonesia face execution if convicted for smuggling drugs


Five foreigners have been arrested for alleged drug smuggling on the tourist island of Bali since the end of November. They face the death penalty if convicted. The citizens of Peru, Britain, China, Malaysia and Germany were paraded at a news conference on Thursday in Denpasar, the capital of Bali province.

The suspects were arrested in five separate operations by customs and police since Nov. 30 in which 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds) of cocaine as well as marijuana, ecstasy and ketamine were seized.

Indonesia has strict drug laws and scores of convicted smugglers are on death row. Its last executions were in July 2016, when an Indonesian and three foreigners were shot by a firing squad.

A police statement said the 4 kilograms of cocaine was smuggled by a Peruvian citizen in the lining of his suitcase and had a value of about 10.2 billion Rupiahs ($700,000).

A British man was arrested for allegedly receiving nearly 31 kilograms (68 pounds) of cannabis oil in the mail and a German for allegedly trying to smuggle 2.6 kilograms (5.7 pounds) of hashish on a flight from Bangkok.

Police said the Chinese citizen was arrested with 200 ecstasy tablets and ketamine powder, and the Malaysian had small quantities of synthetic cannabis and ecstasy.


Drug trafficking accompanies problems including health risks for consumers, increased violent crimes and reduced adherence to the law.

Drug trafficking organizations are also involved in other illicit activities. These networks are used to traffic weapons and humans. Indonesia would be greatly benefited if such networks are quashed. It is unfortunate that finding a drug deal in Indonesia is as simple as making eye contact. Indonesia suffers from a major drug problem. There are 5 million drug users in Indonesia. Of these, 70 per cent use a dangerous drug called Crystal Methamphetamine. Indonesian courts have begun to regularly impose a death penalty for possession of drugs around 11 years ago. The nation’s anti-drugs body, the National Narcotics Board, says tourists are particularly vulnerable to Indonesia’s drug syndicates.

To defeat the drug mafia in Indonesian cities, the Police must possess a method to quickly and reliably interrogate suspects. The information known to the suspects can help the investigators to not only ascertain their guilt but also to find out which smuggling group they are a part of.

Conventional interrogation methods are inaccurate and inefficient in eliciting the needed information. Despite severe punishment, smuggling organizations flourish. The agencies require a way to efficiently screen a suspect and find out of he or she has anything to do with the smuggling of drugs.


iCognative by Brainwave Science the technology which can address the complex security problems faced by Indonesian agencies today. iCognative can help authorities to combat multiple kinds of crime. This technology does not only help anti-trafficking agencies, but it also helps counter-terrorism agencies, national security agencies, immigration and border security agencies. iCognative is a proprietary software which matches crime-related information evidence with the information stored in the memory bank of a suspect. iCognative has an accuracy of beyond 99%. By accurately detecting what is known or unknown to a suspect, the solution can increase the pace of the investigation. A 45 minutes test with Brain Fingerprinting is all that is needed to reliably understand the information possessed by a suspect. There is no torture involved in this test.

In the Indonesian drug trafficking case, the iCognative technology can be used on the arrested suspects. It is well known that the suspects are aware of a great amount of information with respect to the smuggling of drugs. Evidence such as the dates and places of smuggling, names of smugglers, pictures of vehicles used, pictures of the storage facilities are evidence which only the persons involved will be aware of. If this test is run on the arrested persons then it can confirm their involvement. Also, the level of their involvement can be gauged using this test. iCognative can reliably uncover the connections between the suspects and criminal networks. For a country as strict as Indonesia in terms of drug trafficking lawsiCognative can offer authorities the proof in order to convict the perpetrators.

iCognative is an innovative security solution which can aid authorities to tackle trafficking and most criminal activities. The system attempts to match crime-related information from the crime scene or available incriminating evidence with the information stored in the memory bank of a suspect.

What differentiates iCognative from conventional investigative tools is that its results are reliable and accurate. iCognative can quickly screen suspects if crime-related evidence is present. Moreover, no false positives or false negatives are reported. Also, there are no known countermeasures.

iCognative is an effective way to interrogate suspects without causing them any trauma.

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