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    Smuggling of Lobster Seeds from Bandung Successfully Thwarted

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    BANDUNG - The Customs and Excise Supervision and Service Office of the Customs and Excise Type A Bandung successfully thwarted the lobster smuggling trial as many as 54,947 tails worth almost Rp11 billion.

    The perpetrator of smuggling is a man, an Indonesian citizen with the initials AR (26). He is a passenger on a Garuda Indonesia flight number GA844 for Singapore.

    "The perpetrator was arrested at Husein Sastranegara Airport on Friday, March 22, 2019," said Head of the West Java Regional Directorate of Customs and Excise Office, Saipullah Nasution, to reporters in Bandung on Thursday (3/28/2019)

    Saipullah explained based on the results of intelligence analysis and observations of officers on the movements of the perpetrators, an examination of the two cabin bags carried by the perpetrators. As a result, 33 plastic bags containing a total of 59,947 lobster seeds were found.

    As is known, lobster seed is a type of fishery product which is regulated by fishing according to Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Regulation number 56 / PERMEN-KP / 2016 concerning prohibition on arresting and / or expending lobsters, crabs and crabs from the territory of Indonesia.

    "With this action we can save around Rp11 billion in money and our material losses can save the lobster population 10 times the amount we get," he said.

    Syaipullah revealed that as a follow up to the case handling, the investigation has now been carried out by the West Java Regional Office of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise. While the perpetrators have now been named as suspects and detained in the Salemba detention center in Jakarta.

    For this act, the suspect AR violated the provisions of article 102A letter a of Law No. 17 of 2006 concerning customs with the threat of imprisonment of at least 1 year and a maximum of 10 years with a minimum fine of Rp 50 million and a maximum fine of Rp 5 billion. jo

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