Illegal sugar seized in W. Kalimantan

PONTIANAK: Detectives from the West Kalimantan Police confiscated 650 sacks of illegal sugar from India, Malaysia and Thailand. Most of the sacks’ labels have been replaced with local labels, Jakarta Post reported.

West Kalimantan Police spokesman Adj. Comr Mukson Munandar said on Sunday that the sugar was seized at a warehouse on Jl. Parit Mayor in Sungai Raya, Kubu Raya regency on Saturday noon.

“It started with the catch of a truck transporting illegal sugar. It later turned out that the sugar came from a warehouse accommodating 650 sacks of illegal sugar,” said Mukson as quoted by kompas.com.

The goods, Mukson said, are belong to a man allegedly named Ibnu, who has been involved in distributing illegal sugar. The perpetrator, he added, has allegedly falsified brands and has violated the 1999 law on consumer protection.

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