A MI-18 MTV helicopter at Frans Kaisepo airport (Jubi)

IMPORTED HELICOPTER AT FRANS KAISEPO ALLEGEDLY ILLEGAL

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A MI-18 MTV helicopter at Frans Kaisepo airport (Jubi)
A MI-18 MTV helicopter at Frans Kaisepo airport (Jubi)

Jayapura, 16/4 (Jubi) – Customs officials have seized a MI-18 MTV helicopter at Frans Kaisepo airport on suspicion it has been illegally imported, a businessman said.

The helicopter arrived at the airport from Dubai on Friday (13/12/13) without proper documents, said a businessman who declined to be identified.

The Customs Office of Biak has sealed the helicopter while investigating its status.  An affiliated company of Sky Support Service FZE, PT Unitrade Persada Nusantara, last year, imported a helicopter without a proper permit.

The helicopter was delivered using the cargo plane Ilyusin 76 TD registered UP 17625 Flight Number RTR 1050 in December.

The businessman told to tabloidjubi.com that the helicopter was imported with the Airway Bill carrying the name and address of PT Unitrade Persada Nusantara Biak Indonesia.
“But when it arrived at the Frans Kaisepo Airport, it was sealed by the Custom Offices of Biak because the documents were nor completed” he said by phone on Thursday (17/4).

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The Customs Office of Biak could not be reached for comment.  (Jubi/Indrayadi TH/rom)

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