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North Sumatra's regent nabbed in antigraft operation

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, November 18, 2018 | 04:11 pm
North Sumatra's regent nabbed in antigraft operation The KPK has arrested four people in Medan and two in Jakarta in connection with suspected graft related to a project in North Sumatra. (the jakarta post/Wienda Parwitasari)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has apprehended several officials and businesspeople during an operation pertaining to alleged corruption in the regency of Pakpak Bharat in North Sumatra.

KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo said the graft busters had arrested four people in Medan and two in Jakarta.

"[Among them were a] regional leader, a local agency head, state officials and businesspeople," Agus said in a statement on Sunday.

"We have identified several suspected illicit transactions related to a public works agency project in Pakpak Bharat," he went on to say.

The KPK was interrogating the apprehended individuals at its headquarters in Jakarta on Sunday and was expected to announce their status in the case later in the afternoon. (evi)

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