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Jakarta Post

New council member named suspect in cigarette fraud case

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana


MALANG   /   Fri, September 11 2009   /  02:51 pm

The Malang customs and excise office (KPPBC) has busted a syndicate that produced and distributed cigarettes bearing improper excise stickers, an official said Thursday. The syndicate allegedly involved a recently-elected member of the Malang Legislative Council. Head of the KPPBC's intelligence and execution section, Rudi Hery Kurniawan, said that during a raid held earlier this week the team had arrested four suspects and seized millions of cigarettes. "The cigarettes were about to be shipped to Sulawesi when we seized them. They were heading to Surabaya's Tanjung Perak Port in two trucks," Rudi said. The four suspects, Rudi said, were identified only as JM and, who were driving the trucks, S, who allegedly managed the factory and N, who owned the misused excise number. N, from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), was recently sworn in as a coun...