Customs and Excise of Pangkalpinang City, Bangka Belitung Islands Province succeeded in thwarting the smuggling of 1,605 rolls of imported cloth at Pangkalanbalam Port, as an effort to protect domestic industries from the circulation of illegal imported goods.
"Now there are 1,605 imported textile rolls that have been secured for further investigation," explained the Head of the Internal Compliance and Extension Section for Customs and Excise Pangkalpinang Suharyanto.
He explained that this action was the result of strict supervision of goods leaving and entering the customs area in order to protect the public from illegal and dangerous goods, as well as revenue collectors who played a role in optimizing state revenues.
"We do not currently know the estimated value of illegal imported textiles and which countries come from, because it is still in the process of being investigated," he said.
According to him, the Directorate General of Customs and Excise continues to strive for supervision and law enforcement as well as synergize with all elements of society to protect the domestic industry from the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Law enforcement against illegal imported textiles is a commitment and seriousness of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise in eradicating illegal goods which not only have the potential to endanger the community, but also to the stability of the domestic economy," he said.
He added that good coordination and synergy with law enforcement agencies and officials as well as the community have become Customs and Excise's commitment to continue in order to encourage and protect domestic industry and facilitate trade.
"With the support of all stakeholders, Pangkalpinang Customs and Excise will continue to be committed to increasing effective supervision to create better Customs and Excise in protecting the country from illegal goods," he concluded.