Sea Transportation Director General named corruption suspect: KPK

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Director General of Sea Transportation Antonius Tonny Budiono (ATB) as a suspect in an alleged corruption in goods and service projects in the directorate general of transportation.

"After an initial examination and questioning, it was concluded that Director General of Sea Transportation Antonious Tonny Budiono had allegedly committed corruption in the projects of goods and service procurement at the Directorate General of Sea Transportation in the 2016-2017 budget year," KPK Deputy Chairman Basaria Panjaitan told a press conference at the KPK building in Jakarta on Thursday (August 24).

The KPK raised the status of the case into investigation in line with the naming of two persons, namely ATB and PT Adhi Guna Keruktama (AGK) Commissioner Adiputra Kurniawan (APK), as suspects in the case.

He noted that during its red-handed operation (OTT) on Aug 23 and 24, the KPK confiscated a certain amount of money and automatic teller machine (ATM) cards.

The anti-graft agency confiscated three ATM cards of different issuer banks, 33 bags containing money in rupiah, US dollar, pound sterling, euro, and Malaysian ringgit currencies, with a total value of Rp18.9 billion in cash, and an account balance at Bank Mondiri worth Rp1.174 billion.

"Therefore, the total amount of money found by the KPK in the case is valued at Rp20 billion," Basaria noted.

He stated that it was suspected that APK has given the money to ATB in connection with the dredging project of Tanjung Mas Port in Semarang, Central Java.

Source: ANTARA News

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