Jakarta: The Jakarta Metro Police foiled the smuggling of second-hand clothes and illegal shoes worth 9 billion rupiah.
“Based on our analysis, it caused almost 4.9-5 billion rupiah in state losses," Jakarta Metro Police chief Inspecr General Gatot Eddy Pramono said here on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
Originated from China, the smuggled clothes were initially transported to Pasir Gudang Port in
Johor, Malaysia. Before passing through the Indonesia-Malaysia border, they were sent to Kucing Port in Serawak, Malaysia
“After passing through the border, they were brought to Dwikora port in Pontianak. Thereafter, They were brought with the Fajar Bahari ship to Tegar Marunda Center port in Bekasi,” said Gatot.
According to the official, six suspects were arrested in three different locations: Tegar Marunda Center Port, Bekasi; Dahlia Street, Central Jakarta; and Rukan Permata Ancol Warehouse, North Jakarta.
“We have confiscated 438 textile coils, 259 bags containing new and second-hand clothes and second-hand bags and 5,668 bags containing 120,000 pairs of brand shoes,” said Gatot. (Translator: Muhammad Gestinev)