BNN cracks down on money laundering from drug trafficking

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesias National Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN) has arrested three people suspected of money laundering of funds worth Rp6.4 trillion (US$468 million) derived from drug trafficking involving Togiman and Haryanto Candra networks.

“Based on information from the Financial Transaction Report and Analysis Center (PPATK), BNN arrested the three suspects, namely HR on Feb 12, DY on Feb 13, and FH on Feb 14, from different locations in Jakarta on suspicious transaction worth Rp6.4 trillion sourced from drug cases involving Togiman and Haryanto Chandra networks,” BNNs Deputy for drug eradication Inspector General of Police Arman Depari stated here on Wednesday.

DY has at least six fictitious companies for financial transactions, with several drug kingpins, he added.

“The suspect DY has some bank accounts in his employees names, in domestic as well as overseas banks,” Arman continued.

During 2014 to 2016 period, one of the fictitious company, PT PSS, transferred Rp6.4 trillion of fund with 2,136 false invoices.

“The money was transferred through some banks by the suspects DY, HR, and FH,” Arman noted.

The authority has seized three apartment units, six home stores, a house, three cars, and two shops in South Jakarta and Rp1.65 billion in cash.

The confiscated assets were worth some Rp65.96 billion.

The three suspects allegedly violated article 137 of law no. 35/2009 on narcotics and article 3, 4 and 5 of law no. 8/2010 on money laundering.

“BNN has also seized assets owned by another suspect T, a drug kingpin who currently serves jail sentence in West Kalimantan, in the form of Rp2.35 billion in cash and a car,” Arman revealed.

Source: ANTARA News