"My hope is the new officials can adjust quickly to take proactive steps in combating drug trafficking," he remarked in Banjarmasin, Wednesday (Feb 19, 2020).
The police chief's emphasis on drug war when he inaugurated a number of South Kalimantan Regional Police officials, including Director of Drug Police Detective Sr Comr Iwan Eka Putrak to replace Sr Comr Wisnu Widarto at the Bhayangkari Mathilda Batlayeri Hall.
Drug cases in South Kalimantan, he pointed out, are quite high. In fact, earlier this year 32,6 kilograms of drug became the biggest catch record in the history of disclosure of drug crimes in Bumi Lambung Mangkurat (nickname of South Kalimantan).
"At this time the process of investigating suspects is ongoing. The perpetrators in addition to objected to Drug Law is objected to the Countermeasure and Eradication of Money Laundering (TPPU) Law by confiscating billions rupiah of his assets," the two-star general affirmed.
Yazid also stressed the importance of continuing to drive prevention efforts involving all levels of society and stakeholders. "Let us continue to educate the public ao that they do not use drug. The choice is only to go to jail or die silly," he said.
Meanwhile, to Sr Comr Rachmat Hendrawan who is now the new Banjarmasin Police Chief, the Regional Police Chief gave a special message to be able to ensure the capital of South Kalimantan is maintained conducive.
"Banjarmasin is a security barometer in South Kalimantan, we hope the new officials to continue the steps of their predecessors," he concluded.
Other officials who inaugurated were North Hulu Sungai (HSU) Police Chief Adj Sr Comr (AKBP) Pipit Subiyanto replacing AKBP Ahmad Arif Sopiyan who now becomes Deputy Chief of South Kalimantan Police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob Polda Kalsel).
Then the Headmaster of State Police Academy (SPN) of South Kalimantan Police AKBP Leo Joko Triwibowo to replace Sr Comr Didik Sudaryanto.
While Vice Director of Drug Detective AKBP Eko Wahyuniawan was replaced by AKBP Budi Hermanto from Blitar, East Java. Eko went to become a criminal investigator at the Bareskrim Polri (National Police's forensics unit and criminal investigation department).