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Police to return confiscated 'jamu' in Blitar

  • Asip Hasani

    The Jakarta Post

Blitar, East Java   /   Tue, August 13, 2019   /   03:01 pm
Police to return confiscated 'jamu' in Blitar National Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) Penny Kusumastuti Lukito leads a raid on herbal drinks and illegal medicine in Cilincing, North Jakarta on Sept. 21, 2018. (Tempo/ M Julnis Firmansyah)

The Blitar Police in East Java will return 99 boxes containing 1,268 bottles of jamu (traditional herbal drinks) that were previously confiscated on suspicions that they had been produced without a permit.

However, an investigation found that the herbal drinks, under the brands Kunji Sejati and Angger Waras, had been produced legally and had the necessary documents to be sold on the market.

 “We initially thought the jamu had been produced illegally because they were being sold in small stores without labels,” Blitar Kota Police chief Adj. Comr. Imron said on Monday.

Packaged in 1.5-liter plastic bottles, the drinks were confiscated from a kiosk in Tuliskriyo village, Sanankulon subdistrict.

“It turns out that the labels had been removed. We checked with both the Food and Monitoring Agency [BPOM] in Kediri as well as the [jamu] factory and found that all the necessary permits are complete,” he added.

Imron said the police would immediately return the jamu to the kiosk. (tru/afr)