On Wednesday (29/5/2013) Tarogong Police, Garut Regency, West Java arrested a man with a degree in economics. He was arrested while gambling, namely selling gambling coupons.
Tarogong police chief Tinnie Supatini Wijaya said, “The suspect with the initials SA, 39 years old, is a vegetable seller with a degree in economics and his colleague GU, 43, works as a pedicab driver.”
The two suspects, one pedicab driver and another vegetable trader with an economics degree. They were arrested while making lottery transactions at the Guntur Terminal.
He said the arrests of the two suspects were based on public reports admitting that they were deeply disturbed by the gambling that was occurring in the Tarogong area.
A number of police officers, said Tinnie, were deployed to monitor and ultimately were able to arrest the two people known as agents of the Singapore and Hong Kong lottery games. “These two people turned out to be the only agents,” he said again
“In fact, the big dealers who lived in Garut when they were about to be arrested had more duku escape and are now on our DPO (List of Wanted),” he said.
The practice of playing lottery gambling can make money from IDR 200,000 to 500,000 every day.
“The turnover is very high, IDR 200,000 to IDR 500,000 per day. This coincidence game has been operating in Garut for a year, “said Tinnie.
Meanwhile, SA admitted to selling lottery game vouchers to get additional income because the profit from selling vegetables could not meet their daily needs.
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Another reason, SA said, was that he owed money to moneylenders. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the lottery games will be used to pay off debts.
“It’s been a year as a plotre agent. I also keep selling vegetables, but that’s not enough to make a living, let alone pay off debts to moneylenders, ”said this graduate of one of the best universities in Bandung.
During the arrest, the police confiscated evidence in the form of Rp. 403,000 in cash, recapitations, lottery coupons, and two cell phones.
As a result of his actions, the suspect was arrested at the Tarogong Police for further action. They are charged with gambling under Article 303 of the Criminal Code, with the threat of seven years in prison.
Similar news has also been broadcast in the online daily regional Kompas.