Jakarta – Five unmarried couples were netted on Friday in raids conducted by authorities at boardinghouses in South Jakarta's Kebayoran Baru district.
Kebayoran Baru district head Edy Suharman said on Friday that the raids were conducted at three different locations in the area and were meant to tackle drug abuse and identify illegal newcomers.
According to Jakarta Regulation No. 8/2007 on public order, newcomers should always report to the head of the community unit (RT) for their new home within 24 hours. "From the three locations, we netted five unmarried couples," Edy said as quoted by tribunnews.com.
He said the five couples would be taken to the Kebayoran Baru district office to be registered before receiving counseling from officers at the Office for Religious Affairs (KUA).