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Beggar apprehended with millions of rupiah, gold in Central Jakarta

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Jakarta | Mon, November 13, 2017 | 04:22 pm
Beggar apprehended with millions of rupiah, gold in Central Jakarta Beggars in Jakarta. (Shutterstock.com/Daxiao Productions)

A beggar apprehended by officials from the Central Jakarta Social Affairs Agency was found in possession of Rp 23 million (US$1,696) and gold on Sunday.

The beggar, identified as Sri, 43, told the agency that the money and gold had been given to her on the streets, agency head Susana Budi Susilowati said on Monday.

"We are monitoring people with problems on a pedestrian bridge on Jl. Kramat Sentiong [in Senen district]. She was apprehended there at around 9:30 a.m. [on Sunday]," Susana said in a press statement.

The beggar refused to let the agency officials check her belongings at the scene, and therefore she was taken to the Bangun Daya 1 social house in Kedoya, West Jakarta, she added.

Read also: Old beggar arrested, carrying millions of rupiah

The investigation found that Sri was in possession of gold, Rp 22 million in banknotes and Rp 313,900 in coins.

"We urge residents to not give charity, in any form, to beggars. Residents should instead give charity to credible charitable organizations," Susana said. (yon)

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