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Greater Jakarta: Suspected shark fin smugglers arrested

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 17 2018   /  01:57 am

Security officers at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, arrested six people who flew from Portugal to Jakarta while reportedly attempting to smuggle shark fins.

National Fish Quarantine, Quality Control and Fishery Products Safety Agency (BKIPM) head Habrin Yake said on Monday that the suspects, who worked as ship deck crew, were arrested last Thursday at the airport’s new Terminal 3 Ultimate, with the help of aviation security officers.

“We found shark fins in the suspects’ luggage,” Habrin said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.

He added that a similar case had also occurred at the airport on March 25 when security officers arrested a man allegedly attempting to smuggle shark products.

The man attempted to fly to Makassar, South Sulawesi, with six boxes containing blacktip shark products. “The suspect was traveling with six boxes...