According to republika, the Indonesian Central Java and Special Administrative Region Tax Office, the Kudus Tax Office, and the Central Java Provincial Security Patrol Team jointly uncovered two locations where cigarettes were illegally stored. In Jepara regency in Central Java, law enforcement officers seized a total of 208,160 illegal cigarettes.
According to the Director of the Central Java and Special Administrative Region Taxation Office, Ahman Rofik, this operation was part of their “Operation Against Illicit Cigarettes II”.
The two illegal storage locations seized were located in Kedung and Kalinyamatan districts of Jepara County. Currently, all evidence has been sent to the Central Java and Special Administrative Region Tax Office and the Kudus Tax Office for further investigation. According to Rofik, the market value of this batch of illegal cigarettes is about 2.61 million Indonesian rupiah. If cigarette tax, consumption tax and tobacco value-added tax are paid according to regulations, the tax payable is about 1.78 million Indonesian rupiah.