Denpasar Police arrested a man named Saepudin alias Asep. This 32-year-old man from Jakarta was arrested for producing counterfeit alcohol.
This man who had not graduated from junior high school mixed alcoholic drinks reminding foreign brands.
“This perpetrator produced fake imported alcohol at his boarding house which is located at Jalan Raya Padang Luwih Number 130 E North Kuta, Badung,” explained the Head of Denpasar Police, Kombes Pol Jansen Avitus Panjaitan, Friday (21/5/2021).
The results of the forgery look similar to the original. Starting from the shape of bottles, label stickers to excise stamps.
Since the last few months, he has produced hundreds of bottles of imported and local brands. This case was revealed based on information from the public which reported the existence of several counterfeit alcoholic drinks circulating in the community.
Members of the Sat Reskrim Denpasar Police conducted an investigation. On Wednesday (12/5/2021), at around 17:20, in front of KFC on Jalan Kebo Iwa, Denpasar, a person who claimed to be named Rizki was selling alcoholic drinks. The officers immediately secured it.
“When interrogated, he admitted that the drinks he was selling were produced by his brother named Asep or Saepudin,” said The Police Chief Commissioner Jansen.
Based on this information, the members of the Denpasar Police Reskrim Sat Tipiter immediately moved to Saepudin boarding house on Jalan Raya Padang Luwih No. 130 E North Kuta, Badung. Saepudin was found sitting on the porch of his boarding house and arrested.
The officers found dozens of bottles, stickers for beverage brands, excise stamps, and the basic ingredients for making alcohol, brown sugar, tamarind, and food coloring.
Based on these findings, the perpetrator and evidence were secured and taken to the Denpasar Police for further investigation.
“There is a suspicion that the perpetrator did not work alone. We are still investigating the case more deeply,” said the Police Chief Commissioner Jansen.
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