Four named as suspects in purchasing KKP Customs patrol boats

Four  named as suspects in purchasing KKP Customs patrol boats

After finding sufficient initial evidence, the KPK investigated two cases
Jakarta (ANTARA) -
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named four suspects in corruption cases connected to their purchasing patrol boats at the Directorate General of Customs and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP).

"After finding sufficient initial evidence, the KPK investigated two cases," KPK Deputy Chairman Saut Situmorang said at a press conference at the KPK building, Jakarta, on Tuesday.

The first case, said Saut, was connected to the alleged corruption involving the purchase of 16 Fast Patrol Boats (FCB) at the Directorate of Enforcement and Investigation of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, funded by the 2013-2015 Budget Year.

A second possible corruption case occurred in building 4 60 meter long vessels for the Indonesian Fisheries Inspection Ship System (SKIPI) at the Directorate General of Marine and Fisheries Resources Supervision during the 2012-2016 Fiscal Year.

"It is suspected that the total financial loss to the country is around Rp.179.28 billion," Saut said.

In investigating these two cases, the KPK have named four suspects.

In the purchase of 16 patrol boats, three suspects were named, including Commitment Making Officer (PPK) Istadi Prahastanto (IPR), Chairperson of the Tender Committee Heru Sumarwanto (HSU), and PT Daya Radar Utama (DRU) President Director Amir Gunawan (AMG).

"The alleged state loss in this case was Rp.117,736,941,127," said Saut.

The three suspects were alleged to have violated Article 2 paragraph (1) or Article 3 of Law Number 20 Year 2001 concerning Amendments to Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning the Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption, in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code.

In the building of 4 vessels for SKlPI at the Directorate General of KKP Marine and Fisheries Resources Supervision, two suspects were already named, and included Commitment Making Officer (PPK) Aris Rustandi (ARS) and PT DRU President Director Amir Gunawan (AMG).

"There are allegations of state financial losses of Rp. 61,540,127,782," noted Saut.

For their actions, Aris and Amir are believed to have violated Article 2 paragraph (1) or Article 3 of Law Number 20 Year 2001 concerning Amendments to Law Number 31 Year 1999 concerning Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code.


 

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