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Three People Arrested for Allegedly Producing Counterfeit Honey in Jakarta

November 11, 2020, 01.19 AM

JAKARTA, – The Banten Police in West Java has recently arrested fake honey producers who earn 600 million rupiahs ($42,700) in one production.

“The sales of honey reaches 600 million rupiahs in one production,” said the head of Sub-Directorate 1 of the Industry and Trade at Banten Police’s Special Crime Investigation Directorate (Ditreskrimsus) Adjunct Senior Commissioner of Police (AKBP) Doffie Fahlevi on Tuesday at the crime scene in Joglo, West Jakarta.

One of the three persons identified by the initial of TM, 35, allegedly produced fake honey from a mixture of glucose, fructose, and molasses. The latter is a mixture of animal feed that can be harmful to people if consumed.

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Doffie said that following an investigation, it turned out that no real honey was used by TM.
“Many residents in Banten have stomachaches after consuming the honey,” said Doffie.

The fake honey costs 25,000 rupiahs ($1.80) per bottle. The honey is produced in a rented house in the Joglo area in Kembangan, West Jakarta.

The police seized five drums of fake honey from the house.
Doffie said that TM was assisted by two other people who had been arrested in different places.

If found guilty, TM could face five years in jail.

(Writer: Sonya Teresa Debora | Editor: Irfan Maullana)


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