Wholesale Smuggling busted
The police thwarted the smuggling of millions of pieces of cosmetics and vehicle spare parts from China. Losses of state revenue are estimated to amount to trillions of rupiah annually.
A discussion between Heriyanto and his boss, Polaik, stopped when some plain-clothes police officers surrounded their table. That day, the two were chatting in a café in a shopping mall in Pluit, North Jakarta, at the end of last July. The police arrested them. “We were talking about the latest shipment from Jagoi Babang, West Kalimantan,” said Heriyanto, on Thursday, August 22.
The shipment that 33-year-old man was referring...