Jambi (ANTARA) - Indonesian police investigators have questioned Kong Huping, a Chinese citizen who was recently arrested for attempting to smuggle several hundred thousand baby lobsters from Jambi Province's waters to Batam Island and Singapore.

National Police investigators grilled the suspect for two days, Director of Marine Police of the Jambi Provincial Police Senior Commissioner Fauzi Bakti said here on Saturday.

The smuggling attempt was thwarted by the Jambi marine police, he said, adding that police investigators are still seeking to apprehend the suspect's business partner, identified by his initials, LN.

Bakti said the baby lobsters were to be smuggled by Kong Huping through the Jambi-Batam waters on May 13 and 14, and were estimated to be worth Rp40 billion.

Translator: Nanang M, Rahmad
Editor: Suharto
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