Authorities from the Jembrana Police Department have arrested a group of men who have been selling fake Covid-19 rapid antigen tests at Gilimanuk Port.
The Head of Jembrana Police Department, AKBP I Ketut Gede Adi Wibawa confirmed that the three suspects who were identified as a 39-year-old man named Adi Sujarwo, a 28-year-old man named Khoirul Anam and Robi Hafid Hindawan from East Java were arrested for selling fake Covid-19 rapid antigen tests to people before accessing Gilimanuk Port in order to enter to Java island.
“These people have been selling rapid antigen tests with negative results to Ferry passengers as entry requirements to gain access to Java from Bali. But now they’re being detained along with documents as evidence.” AKBP Wibawa said on Monday (10/5). The investigation into this case began when one of the suspects named Adi sold fake rapid antigen documents to people that he illegally transported with his car during a previous travel ban on Sunday (9/5) during the early morning.
As officers became suspicious, they decided to continue their investigations and began interrogating Adi’s passengers. “The suspect’s passengers finally admitted that they bought the rapid antigen documents from a friend of Adi named Khoirul Anam for USD 3.40 (IDR 50,000) per document.” AKBP Wibawa added. The officers finally arrested the suspects for violating several different constitutions and they are now being detained inside the Jembrana Police Department’s holding cell.
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