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Image: Golose addressing the officials.  Credit: Humas Polda Bali FB

Bali Polda destroyed thousands of litters of alcoholic drink in front of the Puputan Badung I Gusti Ngurah Made Agung Field on Jalan Surapati, Denpasar, on Thursday right before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The alcohol was collected from various sources during the Operation Pekat Agung II during 2019.

They destroyed a total of 1,950 liters of arak, 650 liters of tuak, 200 bottles of branded alcohol drinks, 1,200 bottles of beer, 145 bottles of wine, 200 bottles of spirits, 805 bottles of Mic and 950 bottles of Mix-Max.

“We collected all this contraband during Operation Pekat. I appreciate the visit from Bali Governor Wayan Koster, who wanted to witness the activity,” said the Head of Bali Polda, General Inspector Dr. Petrus Reinhard Golose to balipost.com.

Golose also said that his team had also wanted to eliminate potential crime by doing this. “We have destroyed these illegal alcoholic drinks as the seller didn’t have any permits to sell them,” he said.

He explained that their next target is a crime that is dangerous and attracts their attention, street crime. “We will eliminate it. We will also cooperate with National Army (TNI) and related stakeholders to prevent street crime in the future,” Golose stated.

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  • David Stevenson
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    Just another Rediculous idea from bali governor..before long alcohol will be banned completely .and that will destroy completely bali tourism..the muslim influence is eroding a once great place to holiday..the has changed what wad once paradise for westerners..i feel so sad for the local balinese hindu people ..they are watching their livelihoods being eroded away by islam..

    • Vicki
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      You can enjoy Bali and have a great holiday without alcohol. Sadly there is too much alcohol induced crime and violence, can’t blame the government.

  • ronald carter
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    I congratulate the Bali Governor for getting rid of illegal booze. How many people have been hospitalized drinking this stuff. Every year there are fatalities caused by this so called cheap booze. This is nothing to do with religion this is about keeping people safe.

    • Stu
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      The only reason there is fake, or locally made cheaper, but poor quality booze, is because the ridiculous 400% duty on real imported booze makes the real stuff super expensive. And that tax is only there to appease the Islamic vote. Peace.

  • ronald carter
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    Hi Stu I don’t know where you get the 400% duty on booze? Johnnie Walker Black Label 700ml Au $78, Us $56, Bali 789,00 Idr. That makes Bali comparable to Australia. The only reason fake booze is there in Bali is people foolishly expect everything should be half price in Bali including booze. The price of can of Bintang is about $1-50 to $3-50 Au. Australian VB at Dan Murphy’s for 24 is $53 or $2-20 pc but in the bar it’s anywhere from $5 to $8. There’s a price to pay for all the alcohol fueled antisocial behavior by tourist in Bali.

    • Stu
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      Sorry Ronald, I had a bar in Bali till recently. One reason for closing was the price of booze. That 78 dollars you mentioned is near the wholesale price for any imported branded alcohol here. Have a good day mate

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