Illegal street racing has been a problem in Indonesia. Photo: Youtube

Authorities in Indonesia have conducted a raid that saw illegal street racers arrested and dozens of motorcycles confiscated.

Lalu Hedwin of the South Tangerang Traffic Police said that 82 motorcycles were seized and many riders arrested in an operation that took place at an unfinished section of the Cinere-Serping toll road in South Tangerang, Banten, The Jakarta Post reported. Some racers were caught while trying to escape and others were arrested while still on their bikes.

The alleged racers were taken in for questioning and may be charged with creating public unrest.

Hedwin added that his office received multiple complaints from residents disturbed by an illegal race taking place on the unfinished section of toll road. 

The toll road is set to connect Serpong to Cinere and Cengkareng areas in Tangerang, Greater Jakarta.

Indonesia has had a problem with street racing in recent years. Youngsters as young as 12 years old are known to compete in drag races with racers and spectators gambling on race results.

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