July 31, 2020, 04.31 AM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Police have arrested Djoko Tjandra, a fugitive and graft convict in the case of misusing the now-defunct Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) funds. Djoko, 68, arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta on July 30.

“Yes, it’s correct [he is picked up at the Halim Airport],” National Police spokesperson Inspector General Argo Yuwono told Kompas.com.

Previously, the South Jakarta District Court acquitted Djoko. Then in October 2008, the Attorney General’s Office submitted a judicial review to the Supreme Court, where he was found guilty.

The businessman was then sentenced to two years in prison and had to pay a fine of 15 million rupiahs ($1,037). The state recovered 546 billion rupiahs ($37.7 million) from his account in the then Bank Bali.

However, a day before the Supreme Court will hand down its verdict in June 2009, Djoko allegedly fled Indonesia via a chartered plane from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

Djoko later held citizenship in Papua New Guinea in June 2012. However, the status was illegitimate because he still has legal issues against him in Indonesia.

(Writer: Devina Halim | Editor: Bayu Galih)

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/07/30/21010501/polisi-tangkap-djoko-tjandra-jemput-di-bandara-halim-perdanakusuma#utm_source=www.kompas.com&utm_medium=kgbreakingnews.

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