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Jakarta Post

Police apprehend suspected bootleg liquor sellers

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung, West Java   /   Tue, April 10, 2018   /   09:00 pm
Police apprehend suspected bootleg liquor sellers Dangerous substance: Bekasi Police chief Sr.Comr. Indarto (right) shows bootleg liquor confiscated in a recent operation in the city during a press conference on April 9. (Antara/Risky Andrianto)

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of producing and selling oplosan (bootleg liquor). The suspects were apprehended in three different locations.

West Java Police spokesperson Adj.Sr.Comr.Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko said two out of the six suspects were arrested in Cicalengka, Bandung regency, while the four others were busted in Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi. Another suspect was apprehended in Bandung city, he went on to say.

“Another suspect managed to flee the scene when police showed up at his house in Cicalengka. So three suspects are from Cicalengka,” said Trunoyudo on Tuesday.  

(Read also: Bootleg liquor deaths rise to 51 in West Java)

Trunoyudo said the police were investigating the roles of each suspect. Those arrested have been charged under Article 204 of the Criminal Code (KUHP). If proven guilty, they could each face 15 years’ imprisonment.

“Their sentences may increase to 20 years if it is proven that their acts had led to death,” said Trunoyudo. (ebf)