Three officials of the Mataram Class I Immigration Office in West Nusa Tenggara Province, were apprehended in an arrest operation by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for alleged bribery in obtaining residence permits.
Denny Chrisdian, head of the Administrative Division of Mataram's First Class Immigration Office, Mataram, confirmed on Tuesday that three officials at Mataram's Immigration Office were arrested by the KPK. The three officials were Head of the Mataram Class I Immigration Office Kurniadie, Head of the Intelligence and Action Section of the Mataram Class I Immigration Office Yusriansyah Fazrin, and civilian investigator of the Mataram Class I Immigration Office, Ayyub Abdul Muqsith.
"Currently, the Head of the Class I Immigration Office in Mataram, Kurniadie is being questioned by KPK officers and a team from the West Nuasa Tenggara Regional Police," Denny said.
In addition to recruiting three Mataram Immigration officials, the KPK has also sealed a number of rooms, including the Head of the Immigration Office of Class I in Mataram, the head office of the office, the Head of the Intelligence and Action Section and the Immigration room in Mataram.
"The process of sealing and inspecting the Head of the Class I Immigration Office in Mataram was carried out on Tuesday morning at around 4:00 a.m. After being sealed, a photo was taken and there were no items brought out by KPK officers," he said.
Furthermore, he hoped that the community would prioritize the presumption of innocence in the matter. "The legal force must continue to apply the principle of the presumption of innocence to the head of our office and a number of officials related to this matter," Denny said.
Previously, the KPK arrested eight people in West Nusa Tenggara, consisting of officials and immigration investigators and the private sector.
"The KPK conducted activities in West Nusa Tenggara since last night. As of this morning, eight people were taken to the local police station for the initial inspection. They consisted of officials and immigration investigators and those from the private sector," said Laode M Syarif, Deputy Chairperson of KPK in Jakarta.