JAKARTA - The Indonesian National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has issued a Telegram Letter to suppress extortion and thuggery at ports throughout Indonesia.
This telegram was issued on the orders of President Jokowi who asked the National Police Chief to solve extortion and thugs who made port drivers complain.
This Telegram letter numbered ST/1251/VI/HUK.7.1/2021 dated June 15, 2021, was addressed to the Regional Police Chief due to rampant acts of thuggery and illegal levies (extortion) in the port area and its surroundings, causing unrest and becoming one of the factors that led to weakness national competitiveness and hinder national economic growth.
In order to support the acceleration of the national economic recovery, the security and social order must be conducive, said the Head of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police, Pol. Grand Commissioner Agus Andrianto, Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
"Agus conveyed that currently the government's national economic recovery program is continuously being boosted, lest thuggery and illegal levies become an obstacle. "The state must not lose to these thuggery acts," said Agus.
This Telegram letter, which is an order, emphasizes five things that the Regional Police Chief must carry out.
1. Carry out enhanced Police activities (K2YD) in the Port Areas in their respective areas with the target of thuggery actions.
2. Implement law enforcement against all acts of thuggery in the port area in their respective regions.
3. Increase efforts to prevent illegal levies together with extortion eradication units in port areas in their respective regions.
4. Law enforcement with Government Internal Supervisory Apparatus against illegal acts that occur in port areas in their respective areas.
5. Reporting the results of the activities to the Chief of Indonesian National Police, c.q. Special Crime Investigation Unit.
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