The Story Of Gombal's Seduction Of Migrant Worker Smugglers In Batam Ends In Jail
Bintan Police Chief AKBP Tidar Wulung Dahono/Photo: Antara

BINTAN - Personnel from the Bintan Resort Police, Riau Islands Regional Police arrested seven people suspected of smuggling 16 illegal Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) candidates.

Bintan Police Chief, AKBP Tidar Wulung Dahono, in Bintan, Tuesday, July 5, said seven people involved in smuggling PMI candidates seduced the victims, who came from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province.

The Lombok resident is planning to work in Malaysia through illegal channels.

The perpetrators benefited after bringing the illegal PMI candidates to the cities of Batam and Bintan. The profit obtained ranges from IDR 10 million - IDR 15 million per person.

"The PMI candidate is planned to go to Malaysia via Batam and Bintan", he said as quoted by Antara.

The police chief said that his members also managed to secure several pieces of evidence from the hands of the perpetrators. The evidence that was successfully secured was a silver Brio car, a purple Proton Exora, and a gray speed fiber boat with a Yamaha brand 40 PK engine.

"The perpetrator is suspected of violating Article 81 and Article 83 of Law Number 18 of 2017 concerning the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers with a threat of 10 years in prison", he said again.

Tidar revealed that the case was revealed from information from the public who felt suspicious of the activities of the perpetrators. Based on this initial information, members of the Tanjungpinang Police moved to the location.

"The arrest was made a day ago, starting with a resident's report", he said.

He appealed to the entire community not to be persuaded to become an illegal PMI, let alone to be involved in a process that violates the law.

"We hope that the public if there is information about the departure of PMI illegally, or illegally, to report it to us as soon as possible. We guarantee the confidentiality of the reporter because it is protected by law", he also said.

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