Riau Islands’ security needs tightening

Riau Islands’ security needs tightening against drug trafficking

Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands (ANTARA) – Indonesian law enforcement agencies in Riau Islands need to tighten maritime security in the province’s waters to prevent the transnational drug crimes, People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo has stated.

“The geographical proximity of Riau Island Province to neighboring countries has partly contributed to its vulnerability as a target for trans-border drug rings,” he told journalists on the sidelines of his visit to Tanjungpinang on Friday.

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Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) sailors watch as the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) arrives in the port of Tanjung Perak as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2019 (Picture source: US Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Christop)

Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) sailors watch as the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) arrives in the port of Tanjung Perak as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2019 (Picture source: US Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Christop)

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