Thu, 24 Jul 2003

23 fined in public order operation

TANGERANG: The Tangerang District Court fined 23 people caught in a public order operation Rp 10,600 (US$1.27) each on Wednesday.

The 23 were netted in the operation on Tuesday for failing to produce identification cards.

The court ordered the 23 to pay the fine or serve three days in jail.

Twenty of the people paid the fine while three chose to serve the three days in jail.

Some of those arrested told the court that they had produced valid ID cards but were still detained by public order officers. -- JP