Smuggled used clothing imports into Indonesia at high level


Indonesian Finance Ministry director general for excise and customs Agung Kuswandono said imports of used clothing are still rampant.

He stated that non-fishing ships along the country’s borders with Singapore and Malaysia were used to bring smuggled clothing, along with such items as laptops and aluminium nitrate, a chemical substance used for bombs in blast fishing methods.

“Used clothing has become a commodity, he said. “Warehouses along the Sumatran coast are filled with used clothing.”

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