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Police foil attempt to smuggle 73,200 lobster larvae

  • Tri Indah Oktavianti

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 16 2020   /  01:00 am
Smuggled lobster seeds (-/Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry)

The National Police have arrested and named businessman Kusmianto, aka Lim Swie King, a suspect for allegedly attempting to smuggle 73,200 benur (lobster larvae). The suspect was arrested in Bogor, West Java, on June 5, said Brig. Gen. Syahardiantono, the director of special crimes detection at the police's Crime Investigation Department (Bareskrim). According to the police, Kusmianto had obtained a capture permit but the objects he had captured violated the requirement set under a 2020 maritime affairs and fisheries ministerial regulation. Syahardiantono added that the suspect had initially attempted to smuggle the lobster seeds to Singapore without a business permit and certificate of origin, Antara reported. "The police have the authority to handle fisheries crime, especially in relation to lobster seed [smuggling]," he said. He went on to say that th...