TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The State Officials' Wealth Report or LHKPN by Garuda Indonesia CEO Ari Askhara did not mention him owning a Harley Davidson motorbike. Ari is assumed as the owner of a classic Harley's parts that were transported illegally on board a Garuda Indonesia aircraft.
In the wealth report, as quoted from the official KPK website in 2018, Ari only reported three types of vehicles, none of which was a Harley Davidson bike.
Ari was one of 21 passengers who boarded a flight from France to the Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) hangar. The plane, which arrived in Jakarta on November 17, was found to have carried several pieces of spare parts of a limited edition Harley Davidson manufactured in the 1970s.
The parts were packed separately into 15 boxes, and checked in with other passenger suitcases, meaning that they were not listed as cargoes.
Customs and Excise found the illegally shipped items, along with two units of Brompton bicycles, estimated to be worth tens of millions of rupiah. The bikes were also packed and wrapped separately as 18 different checked items.
He also said that Garuda's passengers and crew had, from the beginning, self-declared and claimed possession over their checked items.
Francisca Christy Rosana