The drugs were hidden in bags of medical waste. Photo: YouTube

Authorities in Indonesia last week confiscated 300 kilograms of marijuana they found hidden in medical waste.

On May 15, the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) caught three suspects in Cilegon, Banten, who were suspected of smuggling the marijuana from Aceh province, The Jakarta Post reported.

According to the BNN, the drugs were moved by land.

BNN drug eradication deputy head Arman Depari said the arrests were made after an investigation into another drug smuggling case. The BNN arrested two men for distributing 400 kilograms of marijuana in Depok, West Java, on May 5. The drugs were also brought from Aceh.

A suspect arrested in Depok provided information on another smuggling attempt which led to the arrest of a suspect named Dodi at a hotel in Cilegon. His truck was searched and 10 plastic bags containing marijuana was found hidden in medical waste.

Depari added that Dodi was supposed to hand the drugs over to two contacts named Misbah and Jainudin, who were arrested at the scene as well. He also pointed out that the suspects could face a life sentences or even the death penalty.

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