The Jakarta Post
The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) will handle cases of extortion and ethical violations allegedly committed by Bali Police narcotics director Sr. Comr. Franky Haryanto to avoid potential conflicts of interests related to his current position.
“Conducting our investigation into the cases while he is still active in his position will only disrupt our concentration. Hence, we have decided to transfer him to Bareskrim in Jakarta,” National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Agus Rianto told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.
Franky is suspected to have extorted several people who were allegedly involved in seven cases involving possession of under 0.5 grams of illegal drugs. He was also reported to have been involved in skimming funds from his directorate’s allocated budget, in relation to which Rp 50 million (US$3,800) in cash has been confiscated from a safe in his office as evidence.
Agus said a transfer request letter had been sent to the Bali Police on Friday and Franky’s handover would be conducted no later than 14 days after the police received the letter.
The police would dismiss Franky only if he was found guilty in trials conducted by the police’s ethics commission, Agus added.
National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian said previously that he would never run afoul of internal violations, especially those related to drugs. (wnd/ebf)
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