MALANG CITY – The Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DJBC) East Java II successfully interrupted the circulation of 528 sacks of tobacco iris. The 15,480-kilogram tobacco which was found in warehouse in Bumiayu Village, Kedungkandang Sub-district, did raid on Wednesday night (31/1).
When the arrested, the officers also took the production equipment. At that time, the employees were relaxing while waiting for the lunar eclipse ‘super blue blood moon’. Previously, team Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DJBC) East Java II had been doing surveillance. After ensuring the illegal practice, the team immediately ambushed.
Head of Public Relations of DJBC Jatim II Moch. Arief said, the ambushed started from the investigation of customs officers. The suspected did some preparation of tobacco iris activities as a materials of Clove Cigarettes Machine (SKM) in the warehouse.
“From the data we collaboration with the police and TNI to conduct an ambush,” he told to the reporters.
Meanwhile, the customs office also caught the warehouse renter with initial name AH. Those man with all of evidence had been saved by the customs office. “Now, still in developmental process, added him. A hundred bag tobacco around Rp 928.800.000 price.
Reporter: Fajrus Shiddiq
Copy Editor: Arief Rohman
Translator: Rodliah Zinka