Jakarta – The Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police together with the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) revealed a case of money laundering (TPPU) with one suspect related to the circulation of illegal drugs with a confiscated value of IDR 531 billion.
The success of this joint investigation with the National Police Criminal Investigation Agency and PPATK was appreciated by the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD.
Mahfud said that the disclosure of money laundering offenses was part of the government’s commitment to law enforcement, in an effort to restore the national economy, especially during the pandemic.
“The government is working seriously to carry out, monitor and take action against illegal businesses that can harm the community and the state, especially today related to the circulation of illegal drugs in the community,” said Mahfud.
The Head of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police, Komjen Pol Agus Andrianto, said that the suspect in this case was one person with the initials DF.
He explained that the disclosure of the case began with the case of a person who died due to using abortion drugs circulated by the suspect. The case has been rolled out at the Mojokerto District Court, East Java in March 2021.
From that case, a joint investigation with PPATK was carried out that the suspect imported drugs from abroad without a distribution permit in large quantities.
“Based on the search results, the suspect has nine bank accounts. From there, Rp531 billion of ML evidence was confiscated,” said Agus.
According to Agus, the Bareskrim Polri investigators and PPATK suspect the suspect, because he has a fantastic amount of funds, while the person concerned does not have a job, and does not have expertise in the pharmaceutical sector.
“The suspect circulated the drug without a distribution permit from BPOM,” said Agus.
Agus emphasized that his party is still hunting for intellectual actors from this money laundering case, including hunting for illegal drug suppliers overseas.
Head of PPATK Dian Ediana Rae said this disclosure was the second collaborative project handled by his party with the Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police in cracking down on economic crimes in an integrated manner.
Previously, PPATK and Bareskrim Polri revealed a fraud case that managed to freeze Rp. 300 billion from Rp. 600 billion in losses from the case.
“This is the second major project handled by PPATK and the Police. This is our concern, seeing developments in the community, complaints about counterfeit drugs, illegal drugs in circulation, are not only detrimental financially, but also endanger the community, “said Dian.