KPK Confiscate Rp200 mn from Sting Operation in Kudus



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) confiscated IDR 200 million in a sting operation against Kudus Regent Muhammad Tamzil. The money was suspected to be gratification from another official to be traded with certain position in the Kudus Regency Government.

    "KPK suspected a transaction of position peddling at the Kudus Regency Government," said KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah on Friday, July 26, 2019.

    Febri said that the money were stacked in IDR 100,000 and IDR 50,000 bills. The money was confiscated during a covert operation in Kudus earlier on Friday, July 26, 2019. From the operation, the KPK had arrested 9 individuals, including Tamzil, his staffs and bodyguard, and section head candidate

    Following examination at local police headquarter, the suspects will be transferred to Jakarta for further examination and to determine their status in relation to the case.

    KPK suspected that Tamzil does not just receiving IDR 200 million. Because the KPK identified that there are several section head positions that remains vacant in the Kudus Regency. "We will investigate further on this allegations," he said.