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BerichtOnderwerp: News in short..,   do 27 aug 2015 - 9:23

From the Jak Pos, August 27 2015

Four Chinese citizens arrested for drug smuggling...

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Police have arrested four Chinese nationals for allegedly smuggling drugs worth Rp 206 billion (US$14.6 million) into Indonesia.

The four suspects, identified with the initials YMCB, CSW, PCP and NKF, were arrested on Sunday for allegedly carrying 94 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and over 112,000 ecstasy pills.

Airport Police chief Sr. Comr. CH Patoppoi said that UMCB and CSW were part of a China-Indonesia drug syndicate.

The four suspects had traveled from Guangzhou in China on a Malaysian Airlines flight.

The police questioned the suspects after becoming suspicious of their luggage . During an intensive investigation, the police found 10 packages of meth and ecstasy inside their bags.

“Besides confiscating the evidence, we also arrested the four suspects,” Patoppoi said, as quoted by on Thursday.


Australian surfer dies in Mentawai..

An Australian male surfer has died while surfing in South Sipora in the Mentawai Islands on Tuesday.

According to Mentawai Resort Police head AKBP Reko Indro Sasongko, the surfer, 54-year-old Ronald Stephen Schneider, died on Tuesday at approximately 6.10 p.m.

"He died on site while surfing after a wave slammed him into the rocks," Reko told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

Schneider travelled to Mentawai through travel agent PT Latitude Nol. His body is currently being kept in Dr. M. Djamil General Hospital and is being prepared to be sent to Australia.

At least 200 visitors are currently surfing in various locations in the Mentawai Islands, enjoying big-wave season.


Haze ( again) disrupts Palembang airport, stops Garuda from landing..

A thick haze filling the air of South Sumatra provincial capital Palembang and its surrounding areas has disrupted flights to and from the city’s Sutan Mahmud Baharuddin II Airport.

The public relations manager of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II, Achmad Syarir, said on Thursday that two planes had been unable to land at the airport due to limited visibility.

“We have not closed the airport yet, but there have been planes that could not land,” Achmad said as quoted by According to Achmad, a Garuda Indonesia flight arriving from Jakarta returned to Jakarta, while Garuda’s Bandung-Palembang route was redirected to Jakarta.

Meanwhile, airport authorities were not allowing any planes to take off from the airport.

Achmad said that he could not make any predictions regarding when the airport’s activity would back to normal. “It depends on conditions in the air. “The regulator will issue a statement on whether the airport will be closed or not,” he added.

Forest fires burning in Sumatra and Kalimantan have become an annual disaster, disrupting flights and causing health problems, particularly for local people. In previous years, the haze from the forest fires has also affected Singapore and Malaysia.

The government has not found a way to stop the wild fires.


Densus 88 arrests suspected terrorist..

The Police’s elite Densus 88 anti-terror detachment has arrested a man believed to be involved in terror attacks on the Yogyakarta-Surakarta highway in Cupuwatu village, Kalasan, Sleman.

“The terror suspect, identified as Syafruddin, was arrested on Tuesday evening at around 6:30 p.m. local time,” Yogyakarta Police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. Anny Pudjiastuti told the media in Yogyakarta on Wednesday.

According to Anny, the suspect, a resident of Surakarta, Central Java, was on his way home when he was arrested by Densus 88 members.

“It remains unclear which network he is from. We are building the case,” added Anny.

She said the suspect was transferred to the National Police headquarters in Jakarta on Wednesday for further examination.

Orangutan attacks tourists in Bukit Lawang..

An orangutan reportedly attacked a number of foreign tourists who were trekking in the Bukit Lawang resort area in Langkat regency, North Sumatra, injuring a man from New Zealand.

Manager of the Sumatra Orangutan Observation Center in Bukit Lawang, Riswan Bangun said the injured tourist was identified as Binula Wickramarachchi, 27, from New Zealand who was currently being treated at the Colombia Hospital in Medan.

“The victim was bitten on his right knee,” Riswan told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

Riswan said the attack might have been committed by a 38-year-old wild orangutan named Minah who was earlier kept as a pet by a resident.

(Now that's what you get when you are eating the banana that was meant to be given to the beasty, or perhaps Minah got to like bpk Binula, got shoo'ed away and in her frustration gave the poor fellah a love bite? Tjonge way to go!) siK Laughing


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