New suspect may be named in storage time case: Police

So far, five people have been named as suspects in the case, including the suspended director general of foreign trade, who is identified by his initials as PP.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The police have hinted that they will name another suspect in the alleged case of corruption and money laundering related to storage time at Tanjung Priok container terminal in North Jakarta.

"It (the naming of a new suspect) may be possible," Spokesman for the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Senior Commissioner Mohammad Iqbal said here on Tuesday.

To name a new suspect, there must be two pieces of evidence against them, he added without elaborating.

According to Iqbal, the police have set up a special taskforce to further investigate the alleged case of corruption by finding evidence by conducting searches.

However, they have yet to find any proof to name any new suspect in the case, he remarked.

On Monday, the police searched the office of the Industry Ministry as part of efforts to find evidence.

Chief of the Corruption Sub-Directorate of the Special Criminal Investigation Directorate of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Adjunct Senior Commissioner Adjie Indra stated on Monday that the special taskforce of the Jakarta police had searched the Industry Ministry building in Gatot Subroto Street, South Jakarta, from 3:00 p.m.

The search was carried out to find evidence, similar to the search conducted by the police some time ago in the office of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade of the Trade Ministry, he pointed out.

In addition, the police were set to question several officials of the Industry Ministry as witnesses on Monday and Tuesday.

One of the officials was Kayam, the acting director of basic chemical industries of the ministrys Directorate General of Chemical, Textile and Miscellaneous Industries.

On August 3, the police had searched the office of the Trade Ministry for similar purposes.

Iqbal had revealed that it was conducted in the room of the ministrys Directorate General of Foreign Trade.

The police are trying to find more evidence to further investigate the alleged case of corruption and money laundering, which involves a senior official of the ministry.

So far, five people have been named as suspects in the case, including the suspended director general of foreign trade, who is identified by his initials as PP.

Among the other suspects are the chief of the non-import capital goods sub-directorate, identified by his initials as IA; a freelance worker of the trade ministry, identified by his initials as MU; and an importer, identified by his initials as MU.(*)

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