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268 FAMILIES EVACUATE DUE TO FLOOD IN WEST KALIMANTAN

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The flood swept through the three hamlets of Mandor, Kopiang and Liansipi, according to data from Mandor police precinct on Sunday (9/6/2019).

Greatindonesia.co.id, Pontianak – A flood triggered by heavy rains hit Mandor village, Landak district, West Kalimantan province, on Friday (7/6/2019) night, leaving one person dead and forcing 268 families to flee their home.

The flood swept through the three hamlets of Mandor, Kopiang and Liansipi, according to data from Mandor police precinct on Sunday (9/6/2019).

The families comprised 250 from Mandor, 13 from Kopiang, and five from Liansipi.

The heavy rains also caused flood in Sengah Temila sub-district and landslide in Kuala Behe sub-district, disrupting local people’s daily activities. (ren)

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A PRISON OFFICERE, TWO INMATES ARRESTED FOR DRUG CRIME : POLICE

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BNN investigators, Maskur and Badol admitted to having purchased the drug from two local narcotics dealers -- Sule and Rini -- residing in Beting Village, Pontianak Timur Sub-district.

Greatindonesiaraya.co.id, Pontianak – The West Kalimantan Police’s Narcotics Unit investigators apprehended a prison officer and two inmates of the Singkawang Penitentiary on Saturday and confiscated 400 grams of crystal methamphetamine from the suspects, a police officer said.

The drug transaction could be thwarted after the police investigators received a tip-off. The prison officer only identified by his initials RB was arrested,” Director of the West Kalimantan Police’s Narcotics Unit Senior Commissioner Gembong Yudha said here on Sunday (26/5/2019).

The police investigators revealed that the suspect would have handed over the drug to Samsul alias Isam, an inmate of the Singkawang Penitentiary. The crystal meth belonged to Mawardi alias abah who is also serving his sentence at the prison, he said.

The suspects had been detained by the West Kalimantan Police for further investigation, he said, adding that community members were suggested to help the police’s war on drug dealers by giving them tips-off.

To step up its drugs crackdown, the West Kalimantan National Narcotics Agency (BNN) here, Monday, destroyed 1.3 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine that its officers had seized from two suspects arrested during a recent raid.

noted that West Kalimantan has continuously been targeted by drug rings. On April 26, the West Kalimantan National Narcotics Agency (BNN) conducted a raid at a cemetery in Siantan Tengah Village, Pontianak Utara Subdistrict.

During the raid, the BNN officers took into custody Maskur and Badol along with 10 small packs of meth, cash worth Rp169 million, two motorbikes, cellular phones, and several bank account books.

During a confession to BNN investigators, Maskur and Badol admitted to having purchased the drug from two local narcotics dealers — Sule and Rini residing in Beting Village, Pontianak Timur Sub-district.

In March, the BNN also confiscated 100 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy pills from a suspect that the anti-drug squad personnel had detained in Bengkayang District, West Kalimantan Province.

The crystal meth and ecstasy pills were packaged in 106 plastic bags that the suspect, only identified by his initials HEN, hid in five separate fish boxes, BNN Eradication Deputy Inspector General Arman Depari revealed.

The BNN investigators took HEN into custody in Sungai Duri Village of Sungai Raya Sub-district, Bengkayang District, West Kalimantan Province, he revealed.

Local and transnational drug dealers view Indonesia as one of their potential markets in Southeast Asia owing to its vast population and several million drug users.

The BNN remarked that the consumption of illicit drugs claimed the lives of some 50 Indonesians daily, while the total drug users in the country had reached seven million, while the drug trade in Indonesia is estimated to have reached at least Rp66 trillion.

Taking into account this grim reality, drug trafficking activities have turned out to be a constant threat to Indonesia’s security and human resources.

To win the war against drug dealers, stringent punishments, including imposing death penalties on them, are the pressing need of the hour. (mhs)

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NATIONAL ENERGY COMPANY TO BUILD STEAM POWER PLANT IN KUBU RAYA

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The company hoped the administration and the local people, especially those who live near the construction site, would support the plan.

Greatindonesia.co.id, Kubu Raya – PT Indonesia Power, one of the subsidiaries of PT PLN (the State-owned Electricity Company), will build a steam power plant in Bintang Mas village, Kubu Raya district, West Kalimantan province.

“We have met the Kubu Raya administration to talk about the construction plan of the Kalbar II steam power plant in Kubu Raya,” Head of PT Indonesia Power’s construction division Ari said here, Sunday (7/4/2019).

The company hoped the administration and the local people, especially those who live near the construction site, would support the plan.

“We have delivered a presentation on the development plan of steam power plant to the secretary of the Kubu Raya administration. We hope we get a full support from the administration and people for our efforts to fulfill the electricity need in West Kalimantan, especially in Kubu Raya and Pontiakan city,” Ari said.

He hoped that the expected steam power plant could increase the electrification ratio in West Kalimantan, especially in Kubu Raya and Pontianak.

In addition, the West Kalimantan steam power plant is expected to reduce the electricity production cost as it is generated with charcoal.

“We are expecting support from the administration and people in order to make the development plan a success, and hope that the plant will start operation by 2023,” Ari said.

Meanwhile, a Kubu Raya official, Yusran Anizam, said the administration supports the construction of the West Kalimantan steam power plant in Kubu Raya.

The administration will make an adjustment regarding the spatial management in the area.

“Thank God. We fully support the West Kalimantan steam power plant construction plan in Kubu Raya. After making a survey in a number of points, Bintan Mas village in Rasau Jaya sub district is finally selected as the location project. We will study the results of the survey and make an adjustment to make it fit the Kubu Raya’s spatial management,” Yusran said. (ant)

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POLICE FOIL SMUGGLING OF 2,609 CRABS TO MALAYSIA

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2,609 crabs that were laying eggs, to Sarawak, Malaysia.

Greatindonesia.co.id, Pontianak – Water Police of West Kalimantan Region foiled an attempt to smuggle 2,609 crabs that were laying eggs, to Sarawak, Malaysia.

“Efforts to disrupt the smuggling of crabs through illegal roads in Bengkayang District,” said the West Kalimantan Regional Police Chief, Inspector General (Pol) Didi Haryono in Pontianak on Wednesday (14/11/2018).

In the case, three suspects were secured, namely the initials Li (crab owner), Ni (worker), Hen (worker) , currently undergoing an examination at the Police Headquarters of West Kalimantan Regional Police.

“Based on calculations by the Fish Quarantine Center and Pontianak Fish Quality Control, from one female crab laying eggs can produce millions of crab eggs so that with 2,609 tails or Rp182 million if sold in Malaysia, those who were rescued could save 3.9 billion potential new crab candidates , “he said.

The disclosure of 16 smuggling baskets containing egg crabs on Tuesday (11/13) at around 00:30 a.m. was loaded in the KB 1937 WK pickup truck by the three suspects, with TKP Jalan Raya Sanggau Ledo, Bengkayang District by the Sub-Directorate Unit II Action Gakkum West Kalimantan Police Headquarters.

On that occasion, the West Kalimantan Regional Police Chief appealed to the public to quickly report if they saw any suspicious or illegal activity, so that the law could be processed as soon as applicable.

He added, the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries since December 27, 2016 imposed a ban on the sending or capture of spawning crabs based on Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries No. 56 / PERMEN / KP / 2016 concerning Prohibition of Catching and or Expending Lobster, Crab and Crab from the territory of the Republic of Indonesia.

According to him, the issuance of the ban is closely related to maintaining the habitat of female mangrove crabs or laying hens which if no restrictions or controls are taken in catching or shipping, it can be ascertained that the habitat of mangrove crabs in Indonesian waters will be extinct.

According to data and research from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, one female mangrove crab which spawns eggs has very high economic value because prices on the market can be 100 percent higher than the price of ordinary crabs, he said.

So, according to him, the National Police as a state apparatus of law enforcement has an obligation and authority based on the Act to participate in efforts to control and supervise the capture or shipment of female crabs, so as not to become extinct. (ant)

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