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Tangerang search hotels for adultery, liquors

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 21 2009   /  03:41 pm

TANGERANG: Banten's Tangerang administration is holding a search operations on hotels suspected of having illegal prostitution or receiving couples who were not married. Secretary of the Tangerang city administration, Harry Mulya Zein said the city public order agency had held raids on "adulterers" in hotels of the area. "Almost every week, the officers searched for hotel guests who were not husband and wife," he said, as quoted by Antara. Last week, the office caught dozens of couples who rented rooms in no-star hotels. Their data was registered before they were sent home, he said. They also search for alcoholic drinks, Harry said. The operations are based on 2005 bylaws banning adultery, premarital sex and alcohol. The operations were held at hotels on Jl. Merdeka, Jl. Sitanala, Jl. Imam Bonjol, Jl. Otista, Benda subdistr...