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Indonesia Police Concede Latest Gambling Crackdown

20 July 2005

INDONESIA – As reported by the Jakarta Post: "National Police vice officers were forced to concede that they had not fared very well in the recent push against gambling, as they had only arrested a few small fries, while the big sharks were still free.

"National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Aryanto Boedihardjo said on Tuesday that most of the big gambling casinos took a short hiatus after the gambling crackdown was announced, making it difficult for officers to catch them in the act.

"Article 303 of the Criminal Code stipulates that it requires players, evidence and the bet available in order to arrest gambling operators.

"…Police officers, Aryanto said, would also cooperate with local administrations to target buildings and homes, which have been turned into gambling dens.

"Aryanto claimed there had been no solid proof so far of the involvement of military or police officers in the gambling business, despite widespread public speculation…"

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