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Image: No booze on the streets of Gianyar tonight. Credit: marieclaire.com.uk.

To prevent a boozy Nyepi celebration in the area, Gianyar police flushed 1,503 liters of illegal, homemade booze down the drain at the Gianyar police headquarters on Thursday.

The destroyed traditional homemade arak and tuak was confiscated during the police’s Cipta Kondisi Operation held last week.

The destruction process was overseen by the Head of Gianyar Polres, AKBP Djoni Widodo, and was attended by various agencies from Gianyar District Government, the military, courts, traditional village and several public figures.

“Doing this is a form of anticipation to maintain law and order and prevent binge drinking during Pangerupukan, or Nyepi eve, when many teenagers will be looking to get drunk,” he said.

Widodo also said that his team will confiscate any of the illegal booze if residents consume it during Pangerupukan.  “We will confiscate the booze,” he said and explained that alcohol consumption until drunk can lead to conflicts.

“If they are drunk, it will influence their behavior. They will get angry easily. That’s why it would be better if they don’t consume any of this booze,” he said to balipost.com.

The 1,503 liters of illegally made booze was confiscated from several distributors and retailers. The owners have been punished with minor offences. “If a litre can be consumed by 3 people, than with this amount can be consumed by more than 3,000 people,” he concluded.

 

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  • Angela Powiro
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    Lol

  • Herling Untu W
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    I say cut electricity , forbid eating and drinking if needed tie everyone up for 24 hours in forced meditation position. Have pecalang to harshly enforce nyepi protocol. Anyone who does not abide to this will be severely punish. Have a happy happy nyepie.

    • Stuart Beat
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      Lucky you aren’t on Nusa Lembongan

    • Stuart Beat
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      From Tempo. The six areas that will experience the power outage starting Saturday until Sunday, March 17-18, include Nusa Penida island, Nusa Lembongan island, Nusa Ceningan island, Les village, Penuktukan village, and Tejakula village.

    • Herling Untu W
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      Stuart Beat that is unfair and undemocratic. Why some but not all. I say cut power to the whole island now. Nyepi has to be enforced now before its to late.

  • Andrea Dixon
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    Kwek kwekkwek

  • Angela Powiro
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    Dont worryyy

  • Angela Powiro
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    Its not as harsh as it sounds. If u drunk stay in room keep quiet no one will notice

    • Herling Untu W
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      Not allowd to drink or get drunk. Iam worry no tv no internet so what is going to be next. I think no electricity.

    • Beverley Monks
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      It is only for one day, chill and read and reflect

  • Steve Křečik
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    Forced meditation? Lol

  • Deborah Cayetano
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    Did that, no listrik 4 years ago.

  • Paolo Bali
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    I thought they use the silence to meditate and pray…..

  • Alistair Toyne
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    What a shame, its so delicious

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