Customs Synergy, Avsec & Belu Regional Police Arrest Chinese People Smuggle Used Mobile Phones.

292 – Bali – Euphoria of the new year 2020 celebration, does not make Customs officers and other supervisory officers off guard. On January 1, 2020, smuggling of used mobile phones and other electronic equipment was foiled.
Landing at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. Friday 10 January 2020.

Whereas this Enforcement is the result of synergy from the supervision unit of the Bali Nusra Customs Regional Office, Atambua Customs, Belu Regional Police and AVSEC Airport A. A. Berre Tallo Atambua officers.

Evidence was secured from the evidence in the form of 229 pieces of Mobile Phones “Iphone 6S”, 6 Wifi Routers, and 3 Multiple USB Ports, all of which were in used condition and packed in 2 suitcases and 1 cardboard.

“The initials FH, 22 years old, from China took a ‘detour’ to bring the smuggled goods into Indonesian territory,” explained Hendra Prasmono, Head of the Regional Office of DJBC Bali, NTB, and NTT.

Initially the suspect FH initials, 22 years old, from China landed at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, using AirAsia FD 398 flight (Bangkok – Denpasar) on Sunday 12/29/2019.

 “After an inspection by Ngurah Rai Customs and Excise Officers, the initials FH, 22 years old, from China informed that he only transited in Bali, and will continue his journey to Dili the next day.

So with regard to luggage, the Ngurah Rai Customs and Excise officer seals and approves the deferral of goods. On Monday 30/12/2019, the suspect FH, 22 years old, from China continued his journey to Dili with Sriwijaya flight SJ 270 (Denpasar – Dili). On the same day, Ngurah Rai Customs officers handed back passengers’ belongings to those concerned in the International Departure area, said Hendra.

Furthermore, on Tuesday 31/12/2019, the suspect FH, 22 years old, from China traveled overland from the city of Dili – Batu Gade (Timor Leste). Upon arrival at the Batu Gade Cross-border Post (Timor Leste), the suspect handed over luggage in the form of 2 suitcases and 1 cardboard box to someone in Timor Leste, and promised to return it to the person concerned at A. A. Berre Tallo Atambua Airport (Indonesia).

According to Hendra. After completing the immigration and customs process at the Batu Gade Cross-border Post (Timor Leste), the suspect walked to the Motaain Atambua PLBN (Indonesia) and found the suspect FH, 22 years old, from China, carrying only one backpack containing clothing.

The initials suspect FH, 22 years old, from China then moves to leave the Motaain PLBN towards A. A. Berre Tallo Airport using a motorcycle taxi. “he explained.

“Upon arrival at A. A. Bere Tallo Airport, Atambua, the suspect FH, 22 years old, from China bought a flight ticket to Kupang and immediately checked-in, without carrying luggage. After the check-in is complete, then the suspect exits the terminal to take luggage in the car driven by someone with the initials AM in the parking area of ​​the Airport, then re-enter the check-in area. “Said Hendra.

When passing through the X-Ray Scan machine the item was suspected by AVSEC Airport officers so that it was carried out for unloading and checking. When the suitcase and cardboard are opened, the clerk gets an old iPhone, wifi router, and multiple USB ports. Upon these findings, AVSEC Airport Officer A. A. Bere Tallo contacted Atambua Customs and Belu Regional Police.

After a short coordination and examination at the Belu Police Station, considering that this case was a customs case, on Wednesday 01/01/2020, the suspect initials FH, 22th, from China and the evidence was handed over to Atambua Customs for further processing “, continued Hendra.

“The results of coordination with the Belu District Attorney’s Office stated that the case had fulfilled the element of customs and had sufficient evidence. For the next process of the case, we have improved the investigation process by issuing a Commencement of Investigation Order (SPDP) “, concluded Hendra.

For their actions, the suspect can be charged with Article 102 of Law Number 17 of 2006 concerning Amendment to Law Number 10 of 1995 concerning Customs with the threat of imprisonment for a minimum of 1 (one) year, a maximum of 10 (ten) years, and a fine at least Rp. 50,000,000 (fifty million rupiahs) and a maximum of Rp 5,000,000,000 (five billion rupiahs) (TIM).