KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. City administration permanently closed Diamond Discotheque in West Jakarta on Thursday evening following allegations last September that drug distribution had occurred inside the venue.
“We, the public order officers, permanently stop business activities in Diamond Discotheque as of today,” the operation head of the Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) Harry Aprayitno said on Thursday according to kompas.com.
Diamond Discotheque had been temporarily closed since September, when the police arrested Indra Jaya Piliang, the head of the Golkar Party's research and development division, and his two friends for allegedly holding a party involving drugs at the premises.
The shutdown was successfully conducted without resistance, he said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Governor Anies Baswedan said the administration would close the nightclub on the grounds of the violation of Bylaw No. 6/2015 on Tourism.
"We want to be serious in eradicating drugs. Once the place is found to have drugs, it can no longer operate," he said.
Previously in October, Anies ordered the shutdown of Alexis Hotel and massage parlor in North Jakarta for allegedly facilitating prostitution.
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