Subject: Fwd: AN: Police Foil Fuel Smuggling to E Timor


also: Indonesia detains three using navy truck to smuggle fuel into East Timor


July 15, 2005 10:44pm

Jakarta, July 15 (ANTARA) - The police have foiled the smuggling of fuel oil from East Nusatenggara (NTT) province to East Timor.

"The perpetrators were captured on July 13, 2005," National Police Spokesman Inspector General Aryanto Boedihardjo said here on Friday.

The police seized six vessels, two oil tank trucks carrying a total of 1,370 liters of gasoline, 60,910 liters of diesel oil and 21,192 liters of kerosene in the raid.

At present the police arrested 53 suspects on charges of hoarding and exporting fuel oil illegally to another country.

According to Boedihardjo, the suspects have purchased the fuel oil from different gas filling stations to operate the vessels.

Earlier on June 25, 2005, Central Java Police also foiled the smuggling of 48,000 liters of diesel oil at the Intan port of Cilacap.



Indonesia detains three using navy truck to smuggle fuel into East Timor

July 18, 2005 6:27am

Excerpt from report by Indonesian newspaper Media Indonesia website on 18 July

Kupang: East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) police have impounded a truck owned by the Indonesian navy which was being used to smuggled 21 drums of fuel into East Timor. [passage omitted] The three fuel smugglers are now being held in NTT police headquarters for further questioning about how they acquired the navy truck to transport the fuel. [passage omitted]

The fuel was intended for the village of Bena, Amanuban Selatan in the district of Timor Tengah Selatan (South Central Timor). Of the 21 drums, 10 contained diesel and 11 premium gasoline. The truck was intercepted on Jalan Timor Raya in Kupang.

Information gleaned by Media Indonesia on Saturday reported that the truck was going into East Timor via the southern part of the island from Kupang to Bena to Kobalima (Atambua) bordering on the district of Kovalima in East Timor. [passage omitted]

Source: Media Indonesia, Jakarta, in Indonesian 18 Jul 05

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