Batam - Main Office of Customs and Excise Batam, Riau Islands Province thwart the smuggling of alcoholic beverages from the Free Trade Zone and Free Port of Batam to other regions of Indonesia.
"Our efforts to prevent smuggling of beverages containing ethyl alcohol made by KM Kelud on Wednesday," said Head of Monitoring and Enforcement Commission Office of Customs and Excise B Batam Kunto Prasti in Batam, Thursday.
A total of 216 bottles of alcoholic beverages is planned to be taken to the Port of Tanjung Priok Jakarta.
Alcoholic goods, said Kunto, hidden in glassware brought porters.
Although seized hundreds of bottles of Chivas Regal drink brand, Red Label and Black Label, he said, customs still trace the owner of the goods to be suspect.
"We're not afraid, but be careful," he said.
Customs and Excise, he said, also still tracing the smuggling of alcoholic beverages is worth Rp85 million is a criminal act.
"If it was a criminal, we set the suspect. But if not, we assign the goods as belonging to the state," he said.
Mentioned about the customs officers who are afraid, Head of Compliance and Guidance Information Services Susila Brata denied.
"Customs is always brave," he said.
Meanwhile, during January and February 2012, the Office of Customs and Excise Batam prevent about 30 cases of smuggling.
Of the 30 cases, among them the discomfiture of smuggling counterfeit excise duty cardboard, steel drum, sugar, toys, ipad and electronic goods.source