Jayapura, 7/6 (Jubi) – Police Chief for Jayapura Seaport Sector, Adjunct Commissionaire Police Arnold Tata said the suppliers used the services of seaport porters to distribute the illegal liquors to Papua.
“The local-brand liquors, Cap Tikus and Sopi were illegally imported from Manado and Ambon. They used the services because the porters do not know what it is. Someone will pick up if it passed through the seaport gate and run away if being caught,” Tata said on Thursday (5/6).
He further said the police conducted regular check on passengers and luggage at the seaport in order to anticipate the illegal liquors entering Papua’s market.
“Once we found the illegal goods, we will seize it immediately. We also check the porters. This is to follow up the Local Regulation of Jayapura Municipality on the prohibition of illegal liquor,” he said.
Further, the police have expressed their readiness on the elimination of illegal goods through the Jayapura seaport. Since January the police have seized 131 liters of sopi smuggling to Jayapura City.
“We have destroyed it. We will keep trying to eliminate the illegal liquor to Jayapura City,” he added.
Earlier, in the early February, the Jayapura Seaport police have seized a ton of illegal liquor in the routine operation in 2013. The Deputy Chief Commissionaire Police Kiki Kurnia appreciated his staffs to reduce the circulation of illegal liquor. At that time the police have destroyed 1,248 liters of illegal liquors and 37 packages of marijuana. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)