Teddy Minahasa faces trial today for the verdict after the prosecutor had previously sought the death penalty

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TRIBUNEWS.COM – The defendant in the drug trafficking case, Inspector General Teddy Minahasa, faces a sentencing hearing today, Tuesday (9/5/2023).

The sentencing trial was held in the West Jakarta District Court and commenced at 0900 WIB.

In Teddy Minahasa’s sentencing trial, the jury consisted of Jon Sarman Saragih, Yuswardi and Esthar Oktavi.

It was previously known that Teddy Minahasa was sentenced to death by the Public Prosecutor (JPU) in connection with trafficking 5 kilograms of methamphetamine-type narcotics.

Prosecutors believe Teddy Minahasa was found guilty of selling and buying methamphetamine-type drugs.

“Calls to impose a sentence against the defendant Teddy Minahasa Putra with the death penalty,” the prosecutor said in court on Thursday (30/3/2023).

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The former West Sumatra Regional Police Chief was found guilty of violating article 114 paragraph (2) of the Republic of Indonesia Law No. 35 of 2009 on Narcotic Drugs in conjunction with article 55 paragraph (1) 1 of the penal code.

“Demanding, stating that defendant Teddy Minahasa Putra has been legally and convincingly proven to have committed a crime as stipulated in Article 114 paragraph (2) of the Republic of Indonesia Law No. 35 of 2009 relating to narcotic drugs jointly with the article 55 paragraph (1) 1 of the criminal code according to the Nostra prima accusation”, said the prosecutor.

In this lawsuit, the prosecutor did not consider things to reduce Teddy Minahasa’s sentence.

“Mitigating factors: none,” he explained.

Meanwhile, for aggravating reasons, the prosecutor considered several things in Teddy’s requests.

For one thing, Teddy Minahasa is believed to have enjoyed the profits from selling methamphetamine-type narcotics.

Secondly, Teddy Minahasa should be at the forefront of eradicating drug trafficking in Indonesia because he is a law enforcement officer.

“However, the accused did indeed involve himself and his men by taking advantage of his position in the illicit drug trade,” the prosecutor said.

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