JAKARTA – The National Police Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim) has revealed an online loan syndicate (pinjol) network of the Jointly Owned Innovation Savings and Loans Cooperative (KSP) (IMB). Three foreign nationals (foreigners) the brains behind the illegal loan were arrested.
“There are 13 suspects in this case, of the 13 suspects involving 3 foreigners and 10 Indonesian citizens,” said the Director of Tipideksus of the Criminal Investigation Police Brigadier General Whisnu Hermawan to reporters, November 16.
The three foreigners are JMS who are citizens of the United States, GCY and WJS are citizens of China. The three of them worked together to establish an illegal lending network.
“Foreign citizens have roles as investors, founders of the Jointly Owned Innovation Savings and Loans Cooperative (IMB), and creating a funding system company,” said Whisnu.
Although all three are financiers, the suspect is WJS who controls the KSP IMB. Meanwhile, GCY assists in the field of information technology and JMS as director.
“In practice, GCY is also assisted, which is an IT technician who integrates and operates the equipment,” said Whisnu.
“And another foreigner’s role on behalf of JMS, this JMS is the director,” he continued.
However, of the several suspects, it is MLN that has a big enough role. Di Dia prepares a simcard that has been illegally registered.
Later, the simcard will be used to terrorize borrowers in the illegal loan application.
“This empty simcard was obtained by MLN from distributors in different places. So the simcard is empty and then filled with NIK data and family card (KK) obtained from the platform via internet media, “said Whisnu.
Although it has arrested 13 suspects, the Criminal Investigation Unit is still developing the handling. It is suspected that there are other suspects in the illegal borrowing case.