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The Yogyakarta Special Region Customs and Excise Regional Office together with the Indonesian Navy (Lanal Semarang) and Semarang KPPBC succeeded in thwarting an attempt to smuggle 537 ballpress coli and 5800 rolls of imported textiles. The goods are transported by a ship (KLM. Hikmah Jaya 3) from Pasir Gudang Malaysia and unloaded outside the Customs Area, namely at Kendal Port, Central Java, without any legal documents.

"Initially we received information on the unloading of goods originating from outside the Customs Area, at Kendal Port which is not a Customs Area. The joint team immediately moved to the unloading location. There has been the process of unloading part of the cargo from the ship to 2 (two) trucks, "said Tri Wikanto, Head of the DIY Central Java Customs and Excise Office.

"Because the captain could not show the legality documents of the activities or the goods loaded, the team then carried out further checks, among others, by looking at Samyung's radar history. It was found that the ship had gone through the previous route from Pasir Gudang - Malaysia, ”added Tri.

Tri Wikanto said that this smuggling effort used the mode of transporting goods between islands and the cloth was covered with ballpress and then covered again with empty sacks.

Initially the ship's captain did not admit that the cargo came from Malaysia, but some evidence indicates that the ship was moving from Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. This ship is also equipped with documents that are suspected of being illegal, as if it shows that the ship departed from the port in Riau.

Based on the census results, it was found that the ship was carrying 537 balpress boxes and 5800 rolls of textiles. The alleged smuggling resulted in material and non-material losses.

For ballpress, state losses cannot be assessed because used clothes (ballpress) are goods that are prohibited from being imported according to the Regulation of the Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia Number 51 / M-DAG / PER / 7/2015 concerning the Prohibition of Importing Used Clothes.

This also disrupts the domestic market, which is the market share of most of the Small and Medium Industries (IKM) Textiles and Textile Products. Ballpress is also unhygienic and it is feared that it will become a medium for disease carriers and reduce the nation's self-respect in the eyes of the world.

The state loss from fabrics / textiles which is worth around Rp. 14.6 billion is estimated at Rp. 4.3 billion. Currently an investigation process is being carried out with the suspect ROS and subject to Article 102 letter b and / or Article 102 letter a and / or Article 102 letter e of Law Number 17 of 2006 concerning Amendments to Law Number 10 of 1995 concerning Customs jo. Article 55 paragraph (1) 1 of the Criminal Code.