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Indonesia police name Coca-Cola suspect in water extraction case

Published on Apr 5, 2014 3:05 PM
 
The National Police named PT Coca Cola Bottling Indonesia (CCB) a suspect on Friday, in an alleged illegal groundwater extraction case in Sumedang, West Java. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The National Police named PT Coca Cola Bottling Indonesia (CCB) a suspect on Friday, in an alleged illegal groundwater extraction case in Sumedang, West Java.

The police suspect the company of violating Article 94 of Law 7/2004 on water resources, by illegally extracting groundwater in the area for soft drink production without a groundwater resource permit (SIPA).

"If found guilty, the company's directors will be held responsible for the offence," said National Police deputy director for special economic crimes Brigadier General Alex Mandalika in a press conference.

According to Alex, CCB's extraction permits for eight locations in Sumedang expired in 2010 and 2011.

 
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