A Young Brigadier’s Illegal Mine
Monday, 16 May 2022
The North Kalimantan Regional Police arrested a young police officer who ran an illegal gold mine operation generating billions of rupiah of revenue in Sekatak village, Bulungan Regency. It is located in a concession area belonging to a company.
DOZENS of water spray machines were roaring at a gold mine in Sekatak village, Bulungan Regency, North Kalimantan. Nearby was a conveyor belt carrying mud and sand. On the other end of the line, traditional miners extracted gold deposits using metal pans shaped like a frying pan.
They seemed to be unconcerned. The North Kalimantan Regional Police had just arrested a group of illegal gold miners in the village. “Yesterday’s arrest of...
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