The crackdown on Bali’s so-called happy ending parlours continues, with massage parlours in Legian and Denpasar the latest to be raided, Indonesia Expat reported.
The Agency for National Unity and Politics (Kebangpol) of the Denpasar Municipal Government is creating a data-based survey of foreign nationals living in Bali’s capital, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
Wildlife Conservation Society – Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) noted that volume of illegal wildlife trade has quadrupled since 2010 with a value of Rp13 trillion per year.
Russian National has been arrested by customs officials at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport for attempting to smuggle marijuana from Malaysia to Bali.
These included the critically endangered Black-Winged Myna, native to Java and Bali, and other rare species found nowhere outside Indonesia’s vast archipelago.
Indonesian police have uncovered hundreds of protected animal species in Jakarta being traded illegally in the markets and online.
Many foreign online travel agents, especially from China, are said to be operating illegally in Bali, according to the Indonesian Tour and Travel Association (Asita).
The rapid growth in tourism visitors is resulting in increased arrests by the Island’s immigration officials of foreigners staying or working illegally in Bali, quoted from Bali Discovery.
Bali may drive in hordes of tourists for its pristine beaches and lively beach bars, but on a smaller scale, it’s also notorious for illegal moneychangers.
The Marine and Fishery Ministry will sink dozens of foreign vessels detained for conducting illegal fishing in the Indonesian waters.