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Illegal LPG cylinder factory busted in Tangerang

  • Multa Fidrus and Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Tangerang   /   Fri, July 9 2010   /  11:01 am

Jakarta Police on Thurs-day raided a warehouse in an industrial complex in Kosambi, Tangerang, that was allegedly used to produce illegal 3-kilogram LPG cylinders.During the raid, officers seized around 8,700 gas cylinders and arrested a suspect identified as S, the director of PT Jaya Usaha Bersama, the company that produced the cylinders.“We will continue to investigate this case to find out whether the suspect is part of a network that produces fake LPG cylinders in other places,” Adj. Sr. Comr. Sandy Nugroho, Jakarta Police Trade and Industrial Unit chief said at the scene of the raid.   The distribution of the illegal cylinders threatened the lives of consumers because the factory did not apply certain safety standards to the cylinders it produced.   “There is a standard thickness [of metal used to produce] 3-kilogram LPG cylinders. Illegal products using i...