The National Police stated that they had arrested 45 suspects related to criminal acts of organizing financial technology peer to peer lending (fintech P2P lending) or commonly known as illegal online loans (pinjol).
Head of the Public Information Section (Kabag Penum) of the Public Relations Division of the National Police, Kombes Ahmad Ramadhan, revealed that the arrest of 45 suspects was an operation carried out throughout Indonesia for one week.
“The Directorate of Tipideksus of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police and the Regional Police within the one week period, October 12-19, 2021, have disclosed the arrests of 45 suspects,” Ramadhan said at a press conference at the Police Criminal Investigation Unit, South Jakarta, Thursday (21/10/2021).
Ramadhan detailed that the Directorate of Special Investigation and Criminal Investigation of the National Police received five Police Reports (LP) with crime scenes (TKP) in Deli Serdang, West Jakarta, North Jakarta, Tangerang and Ciputat. With a total of 19 suspects arrested.
Then, Polda Metro Jaya with four LPs and made disclosures in the Cipondoh, Gunung Sahari, Kelapa Gading, Sukabumi, Palmerah areas with a total of 13 suspects.
Then, West Java Police with one LP with a crime scene in Depok. In this case, a total of seven suspects were arrested.
“Central Java Police, 1 prison, crime scene in Danurejang suspect 1. East Java two prisons with three suspects. And West Kalimantan with 1 LP with a total of two people who were secured,” said Ramadhan.
During the arrest, the police confiscated a number of evidences in the form of laptops, computers, cellphones of various brands, registered sim cards and modems and others.