Major Intelligence Operations Taking Place in Economic Sector: BIN Chief

Monday, 17 July 2017 , 13:00:00 WIB -

Chief of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Budi Gunawan . (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Chief, Budi Gunawan, said a major intelligence operations is taking place to deal with the huge flows of cheap and counterfeit products from China.

"The operations are taking place in the economy sector. Ulemas must be informed about this. There are operations on a very massive scale taking place in the economy sector," said Budi, Jakarta, Thursday (13/7).

According to Budi, BIN is detecting and monitoring the circulation of counterfeit goods. Based on the agency’s investigation, most of the products are from China.

The goods are low in quality and sold at very cheap prices in Indonesia. They are giving a blow to products produced locally and thus weakening the nation’s independence in the economic sector.

BIN has also detected a cartel in the energy and food sector, which Budi says have established a very strong network.

"The nation’s economy is being controlled by food and energy cartels. They would be hard to eradicate as they have established a strong network," Budi said. (dtc/rm)