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Jakarta Globe, IsmiraLutfia, January 28, 2012The customs office foiled the attempted smuggling of 28, 200 kilograms of scrap steel allegedly contaminated by hazardous waste at the Tanjung Priok Port on Saturday in Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Ujang Zaelani) RelatedarticlesJakarta Foils Bid to Dump Toxic WasteSanex Steel Boss Murdered in HotelRussian Police Find Smuggled Caviar in Morgue FreezerSaranacentral Shares Soar on Market DebutSteel Plate Producer Lowers IPO Target to $11 MillionThe customsoffice foiled the attempted smuggling of many containers of scrap steel, eachweighing 28, 200 kilograms, allegedly contaminated by hazardous waste classifiedas B3 at the Tanjung Priok Port on Saturday, an official said.The scrapmetal was shipped from England and the Netherlands on false documents, saidEnvironment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya who was inspecting the containers atTanjung Priok together with Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo.“Theexamination found that the contents didn’t match with the import documents, ”Balthasar said.Thesmuggled steel came in five shipments between late December and January with 89containers coming from England and 24 coming from the Netherlands.Some of thecontainers released unpleasant smells when customs officials unlocked thedoors.Agus saidthe importer was identified by the initials of PT HHS, a multinational companyin the scrap metal business.“We honorthe presumption of innocence principle, but if proven guilty, [the companyowner] could face between five and 15 years in jail, ” Agus said.The importdocuments specified that the containers contained non-hazardous scrap metal.“It turnedout the steels were dug off from the final resting place and directly loadedinto containers. They should have been cleaned first, ” said director general ofcustoms and excise Agung Kuswandono. “We already consulted with the Ministry ofEnvironment to ensure that the contents are classified as B3.”In additionto the customs offense, the importer could also be charged under theenvironment law, the ministers said.sunday 29 january 2012 h18:49 (UTC) posted by: cempaka-marine (read the original post) tag: international crime | international law | law enforcement | netherlands | pollution | ports | sea transport | smuggle | uk | waste