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Jakarta Post

257 bottles of liquor abandoned in Soekarno-Hatta toilet

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 4, 2018   /   08:49 am
257 bottles of liquor abandoned in Soekarno-Hatta toilet The 257 bottles of liquor found abandoned at a Terminal 2 toilet at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten are displayed as evidence. (TribunJakarta/Ega Alfreda)

A confirmed total of 257 bottles of liquor kept in 26 suitcases were found at a toilet in Terminal 2 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. 

It is suspected that the owners of the bottles arrived at the airport on Sunday night on board a Lion Air Singapore-Jakarta flight, according to a statement made by the airport’s customs and excise official Hengky to on Tuesday.

“We received a report from the Avsec [aviation security] that there were bags left behind that contained 257 bottles of liquor.” Hengky said, adding that the authorities suspected the perpetrators intentionally chose the night flight from Singapore to mislead officers. The perpetrators, however, seemed to have decided to abandon the bottles, as the officers continued to vigilantly watch the airport.

The perpetrators have yet to be found, Hengky said. (acr)