Police in Jakarta have arrested common Indonesian humorist and actor Coki Pardede for alleged drug use.
Coki was arrested at his residence in Cisauk district in Tangerang regency, Banten province final night time, reportedly nonetheless beneath the affect on the time. In keeping with an announcement, authorities discovered a package deal containing half a gram pack of crystal meth, regionally often known as shabu, in the course of the arrest.
Coki informed the police that he obtained the drug from a lady recognized by her preliminary W, who was additionally taken into custody from her condo in South Jakarta final night time.
Pratomo Widodo, who heads Tangerang Metro Police’s Narcotics Unit, mentioned that Coki’s urine check got here out optimistic for drug use. Primarily based on the preliminary investigation, the 33-year-old entertainer has confessed to having used the drug for the past eight months.
Pratomo added that Coki was “addicted” to shabu and has made makes an attempt to cease his consumption. Nonetheless, he seems to have relapsed and even used the drug by injection, which Pratomo mentioned was “not a standard” methodology.
Each Coki and W, who additionally examined optimistic for drug use, are nonetheless present process questioning on the Tangerang Metro Police HQ.
Coki rose to fame after competing in season 4 of Kompas TV’s Stand Up Comedy Indonesia in 2014. He competed once more in Stand Up Comedy Academy, aired on Indosiar, in 2016. Up to now few years, Coki has been pushing the boundaries of darkish humor together with his associate Tretan Muslim as a part of comedy collective Majelis Lucu Indonesia (Indonesian Comedy Meeting).
Coki has been concerned in a slew of on-line controversies, chief amongst them was when he and Tretan blended pork and dates collectively in a satirical cooking video again in 2018. With ork being haram, or forbidden for consumption by Muslims, and dates holding non secular significance in Islam, the stunt unsurprisingly sparked requires the pair to be tried for blasphemy, which by no means materialized.
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