"Together with the Supreme Audit Board (BPK) we have conducted investigative audit. The assistance in cows given to livestock farmers in the two regencies was not up to Rp50 billion provided by the central government," head of the detective unit of Manokwari police Adj. Comr Iryanto Jhon, said here on Wednesday.
Police could not yet give figure for the losses in state fund as BPK has not finished auditing , but indications of corruption are strong , Iryanto said.
He said police have grilled 39 witnesses among the chairmen of groups of livestock farmers in the regencies of Manokwari and Teluk Wondama.
"All cows as assistance for the livestock farmers in the two districts have been confiscated needed in the process of investigations," he said.
He said police have summoned all responsible for the use of the budget fund for questioning , but their status is still as witnesses.
However there would soon be suspects and the number could be as many as five persons, he said.
When they are named suspects they would be arrested , he added.