TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) suspected there were a number of professional money laundering businesses that acted as consultants in Indonesia and helped corruptors avoid law enforcers.
“It’s weird that there are professional money launderers, who are these people actually? These are highly-skilled people that can control how transactions are done,” said PPATK deputy head Dian Ediana Rae at the PPATK headquarters on Friday.
Dian suspected that the criminals constantly engineered their way financially and legally using a modus operandi of transferring money to offshore locations, “That way it is undetectable,” Dian said.
Dian added that the individuals who worked in this shady industry hailed from multiple backgrounds such as advocates, public notaries, and accountants. “But these people are unscrupulous.”
Dian voiced his allegations based on a number of corruption cases in the country that saw state officials storing their graft money offshore. He said it was impossible for them to do so without the help of professional money launderers.
“Corruptors are not that smart,” said the PPATK deputy.
M ROSSENO AJI