JAKARTADAILY.ID – After conducting investigations, the Metro Jaya Police discovered that the stockpiled rice that was found buried in Depok, West Java, belonged to PT Tiki Jalur Nugraha Ekakurir (JNE), an expedition and logistics company.
The expedition company's attorney, Anthony Djono, stated that the rice was buried because it had been damaged by the rain on its way to its destination.
Additionally, Anthony said that the rice had since been replaced and distributed to the public.
"The rice that you saw was buried today, it is not social assistance rice. It is JNE's rice," said Anthony Djono, when checking the land that was being stockpiled in Sukmajaya, Depok City, Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
According to Anthony, JNE, the distributor, took the rice from the Bulog warehouse. But on the way, the rice was wet because of the rain.
"After the rice was taken from the Bulog warehouse, on the way there was rain, so it was usually wet, there was mold, and it was no longer fit for consumption. It is impossible for us to distribute damaged rice to the public," he explained.
However, he continued, the damaged rice was then replaced with new rice by JNE. It has even been distributed to the community, while the damaged rice was buried.
"Our transporters are responsible, we replace all the damaged rice. Are there any beneficiary complaints? To this day there are none. We have replaced everything. So there is no loss at all," he said.
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