Jakarta nightclubs targeted following drug raids
The Jakarta Post
Nightclubs across Jakarta have been put on notice following a raid on the MG International Club in Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta, on Sunday, as the city authorities plan to intensify operations against nighttime entertainment centers.
The operations against nightclubs will be aimed at curbing drug use, Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) head Yani Wahyu Purwoko said on Monday.
The production and sale of liquid methamphetamine at MG club was uncovered during the raid, which was conducted by the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in cooperation with Tanjung Duren Police and the military.
The raid resulted in the city administration immediately shutting down the club.
Yani said the agency would hold routine patrols to monitor nightclubs in Jakarta, especially those suspected of facilitating drug-dealing activities.
“We will first check the administrative licenses and operational hours of the clubs as well as the activities inside,” Yani said as reported by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
The patrols would be conducted by the agency and the Jakarta Military Police (Pomdam Jaya), Yani added.
Last month the city administration closed down the Diamond Discotheque in West Jakarta following allegations that drug distribution occurred inside the venue.
In October, Anies ordered the shutdown of Alexis Hotel and massage parlor in North Jakarta for allegedly facilitating prostitution. (cal)
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