KPK arrests fisheries minister over export licensing of baby lobsters

KPK arrests fisheries minister over export licensing of baby lobsters

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo. ANTARA/HO-KKP

He is allegedly involved in a corruption case related to the export licensing of baby lobsters
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo was taken into arrest by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on charge of involvement in a graft case related to export licensing of baby lobsters.

"He is allegedly involved in a corruption case related to the export licensing of baby lobsters," KPK Chief Firli Bahuri noted in a statement released in Jakarta on Wednesday.

A KPK team arrested Prabowo at Terminal 3 of the Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang shortly after arriving from Honolulu, the US, on Tuesday night, he remarked.

Bahuri revealed that the Greater Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party politician was currently being questioned at the KPK Building in Jakarta.

"At this moment, he is being questioned at the KPK. We will issue an official statement from the KPK. Give the enforcement team an opportunity to work first," he added.

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