Anti-Football Mafia Task Force Arrests Suspects of Match Fixing



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian football anti-mafia task force arrested six people in the case involving match-fixing in the Liga 3 series between Persikasi Bekasi and Perses Sumedang on November 6, 2019. The match was won by Persikasi Bekasi 3-2. 

    "From our investigation based on public information and the investigation team on the field, we concluded that there was an attempt to fix the match between the football clubs, referee, and the PSSI," said the task force's chief Brig. Gen. Hendro Pandowo at the Metro Jaya police headquarters on Thursday, November 28, 2019. 

    Based on the information, the task force then oraganized an operation on November 22, 2019 and arrested on eight people suspected to be involved in the match-fixing. 

    The suspects include DS (main referee), three Persikasi managements, a broker, and West Java PSSI's referee task commission. 

    The anti-mafia task force reported that the two members of West Java PSSI managed to escape during the arrests.