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Jakarta Post

KPK seizes Hulu Sungai Tengah regent’s luxury vehicles

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 13, 2018   /   07:26 pm
KPK seizes Hulu Sungai Tengah regent’s luxury vehicles Fighting corruption: Corruption Eradication Commission deputy chairperson Basaria Panjaitan (right) and the commission's spokesperson Febri Diansyah give a press statement at the antigraft body's office in South Jakarta on March 1. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confiscated 16 luxury cars and motorcycles belonging to Abdul Latif, the regent of Hulu Sungai Tengah regency in South Kalimantan, who was arrested by the antigraft body in January in relation to an alleged bribery case.

Graft busters found and seized eight cars – two Jeep Rubicons, two Hummers, a Toyota Vellfire, a BMW sports car, a Lexus SUV and a Cadillac Escalade – and eight motorcycles, including four Harley Davidsons.

“The vehicles are currently being transported to Jakarta by sea,” KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said on Tuesday. He added that the confiscated vehicles were allegedly related to the case currently being investigated by the antigraft body.

The KPK arrested Abdul during an operation in January for allegedly accepting bribes amounting to Rp 3.6 billion (US$262,080) related to the construction of a regency-owned hospital.

The regent, Hulu Sungai Tengah Chamber of Commerce head Fauzan Rifani and businessman Abdul Basit were all named as suspects for allegedly accepting bribes. Donny Winoto, director of construction company PT Menara Agung, has also been named a suspect for allegedly paying bribes. (ebf)