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Cablegate: Surabaya Anti-Human Trafficking Operations Results

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SUBJECT: SURABAYA ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING OPERATIONS RESULTS
IN SEVEN ARRESTS, SIX CHILDREN RESCUED

REF: A) SURABAYA 0033, B) Operation Triple X Case File No.
V-2005-00163 (notal), C) SURABAYA 2333, D) JAKARTA 1130,
E) SURABAYA 0034, F) SURABAYA 0072

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1. (SBU) SUMMARY: During the recent Muslim celebration Ied
Adha and Christmas holiday season, Surabaya police
conducted two anti trafficking operations resulting in the
arrest of seven suspects for attempting to traffic six
children and two women into debt prostitution bondage and
smuggling from Indonesia to Malaysia. The victims were
handed over to an International Organization of Migration
(IOM)-sponsored NGO for repatriation. The Surabaya
parliament and Surabaya People Empowerment Board (Bapemas)
provided funding and helped with the victims' repatriation.
These arrests and subsequent repatriations are the
continued result of US counter-trafficking support for
Indonesia on four key fronts: DOJ-legislative, RSO-
investigative, IOM-supportive, and ICITAP-training. These
arrests continue to demonstrate excellent coordination and
positive relationships between these US Government agencies
and Host Government Officials. End Summary.

2. (SBU) Acting on information provided initially by
local NGO's to ConGen Surabaya RSO, local authorities
initiated investigations into suspected suppliers of women
and children for sex tourism in known prostitution areas of
Surabaya infamously known as Dolly and Jarak. On December
18 and 20, police conducted raids and arrested seven
suspects, Heriyanto, Abdul Kadir Karim, Suwardi,
Nurlailiyah, Hoo Tjoe Liong, Kusdaryanti, and Sumirah.
Under interrogation, the traffickers described an intricate
smuggling network originating in Surabaya, thru Tarakan,
Kalimantan and into Sabah province of Malaysia. All seven
SUBJECTS have been charged and if convicted face a maximum
15 year prison sentence.

3. (SBU) Surabaya City Police Detectives (Polwiltabes
ResKrim) followed up their investigation concerning the
September Kalimantan Human trafficking and child smuggling
investigation (ref c). On Tuesday, Dec 18, Chief of
Surabaya City Police (KaPolwiltabes), Commissioner Police
Anang Iskandar, Chief of ResKrim Dedi Prasetyo, and Women
and Child Protection Unit (PPA) Chief Sri Andriyani
conducted a raid on the suspect safe house located at
Kupang Segunting Street, Surabaya. Four SUSPECTS were
apprehended, 6 females were rescued; 4 were under-age
children.

4. (SBU) Second raid and arrests occurred on Thursday
December 20. South Surabaya Police resort (Polres) Adjunct
Commissioner Pol Agung Marlianto, First Inspector Arif
Suharto, and Adjunct First Inspector Sidik Wiyono conducted
a raid on a suspect debt bondage/prostitution house located
in the infamous Dolly/Jarak brothel area. Three suspects
were apprehended, 2 seventeen year old girls were rescued.
All three suspects have been charged. Sumirah faces
trafficking charges and if convicted faces a three year
prison term. Hoo Tjoe Liong and his wife Kusdaryanti face
a minimum 15 year prison sentence. Initial information
regarding debit bondage and child sex tourism in the
Dolly/Jarak area was provided by local NGO to RSO Surabaya.

5. (SBU) On Saturday Dec 22 and again on Thursday December
27, Surabaya RSO had a series of investigative follow-up
meetings with Surabaya Police Commissioner Iskandar,
ResKrim Chief Prasetyo, and Sector Chief Agung to review
evidence recovered at the two raids, details surrounding
the arrests, and discuss additional investigations
involving Trafficking in Persons (T.I.P.) specific to the
infamous Dolly and Jarak areas. According to evidence
recovered at the crime scenes and interview of subject

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Abdul Kadir Karim, victims were promised work as bar maids.
Individuals were promised a base pay of RP 1 million (one
hundred dollars a month), daily incentive of RP 500,000
(fifty US dollars) for each time they served drinks, free
accommodation, paid airfare and pocket money. Surabaya
Police seized RP 9.2 million (nine hundred twenty dollars)
and counterfeit parent permission slips for tour and travel
to Malaysia. Victims were offered a job at a Karaoke Bar
which happens to be owned by one of the SUBJECTS arrested;
Herriyanto. Investigation does not show a nexus to
the United States.

6. (SBU) SUBJECTS Arrested:

Heriyanto, AKA Herriyanto (FNU); Male; DPOB: 12 May 1962,
Toli-Toli

Nur Lailiyah, Aka Lilik; Female; DPOB: 28 August 1959,
Surabaya

Abdul Kadir Karim, AKA Abdul Kadir; Male; DPOB: 14 August
1970, Baru

Suwardi, AKA Suhadi (FNU) ; Male; DPOB: 17 March 1979,
Bulukumbang

Hoo Tjoe Liong, AKA Johan; Male; DPOB: 22 FEB 1960;
Surabaya

Kusdaryanti (FNU); Female; DPOB: 12 May 1974; Madiun

Sumirah (FNU); Female; DPOB: 10 May 1938; Madiun

Lastri (NFI) Subject evaded police capture, currently at
large.

7. (SBU) Victims rescued:
Mariam (14)
Bella (14)
Rida (14)
Marlia (15)
Lily (17)
Dita (17)
Nurlaili (20)
Rosida (20)

8. (SBU) According to sworn depositions, SUBJECTS Hoo Tjoe
Liong, AKA Johan and Kusdaryanti sold there house maids
Lily and Dita to Sumirah under the auspices of providing
them a ?better life?. Sumirah placed them into Jarak to
work as prostitutes. According to Sumirah, she would
charge her ?customers? RP 50,000 (USD equivalent of five
U.S. dollars) for the services of the girls. Lily and Dita
would be allowed to keep only RP 10,000 of the proceeds
from the ?dating price?. Balance was kept by Sumirah.
Lily and Dita came from families with low economic means
and poor education. The two girls were required to be
available at any time. The two girls were forced to pay
additional cash expenses which included RP 10,000/day for
room rental and RP 700,000 per week for "Royalties fees".
These royalty fees were provided to Hoo Tjoe Liong, AKA
Johan (RSO NOTE: The two girls were obviously unable to
reimburse these exorbitant daily and weekly fees and thus
found themselves in debit bondage. Modius Operandi is
consistent with previously obtained and known facts
surrounding the Dolly and Jarak areas, costs and debit
bondage fees. This information has been repeatedly
reported by RSO in previous cables. End note).

9. (SBU) Again, USG training and support was critical to
this effort. Over the last three years, East Java Police
have worked closely with RSO Surabaya on Operation Triple
X. This three year ongoing investigative effort has
resulted in thirty-six police raids, 140 arrests, nine

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children and nine women rescued from Human Trafficking and
child smuggling (T.I.P.). Surabaya police charged all
seven suspects under the newly enacted Trafficking in
Persons Law, which took effect March 2007. This anti-Human
Trafficking legislation was drafted with the help of the
Assistant United States Attorney assigned to AmEmbassy
Jakarta and with the support of both US and local law
enforcement and technical advisors, as well as with
technical support by USG-government funded NGOs. The
Surabaya Police received training from the U.S.
International Criminal Investigation Training (ICITAP)
Trafficking in Persons (TIP) program. Most recent training
was completed in November. Over the past three years,
ICITAP has run five training programs for the Surabaya
police force and local NGOs. Trained in the need for
assistance for victims, after arresting the traffickers,
the police immediately contacted a local NGO to arrange
assistance for the victims. This local NGO, which
specialized in helping the victims of trafficking, is
itself supported by IOM, which is funded in part by the
United States.

10. (SBU) An important aspect of Operation Triple X is
developing positive working relationships between anti-TIP
NGOs working in Surabaya's red light districts and police.
As T.I.P. operations continue to deliver additional results
(three successful T.I.P. operations to date), and anti-TIP
NGOs see police acting to free girls and bring them to
shelters, we believe that ConGen Surabaya's role as a
liaison between police and NGOs will diminish. RSO is
hosting an NGO/Police meeting scheduled for the second week
of January. This meeting is to assist in bridging the
divide between the NGO's and police.

11. (SBU) Additional information will be reported SEPTEL.
The POC for this cable is RSO Kevin Whitson and can be
reached at 62-31-295-6400.

WHITSON

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