The Contraband Gateways
The coastal areas along Batam as far as South Sumatra are prone to become smuggling entry gates. The quantities of contraband can be hundreds of containers.
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Deputy Chairman Saut Situmorang and his team were heading for Nusantara Port, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, on Monday evening last week. They were waiting for Kali Mas carrier from Batam to berth near the passenger port of the state shipping company Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia (Pelni). The vessel carrying hundreds of containers departed from Batam on the previous day.
In the spot check, Saut and his team...