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Jakarta Post

W. Nusa Tenggara immigration officials arrested in visa bribery scandal

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram   /   Wed, May 29, 2019   /  08:29 am
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The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) apprehended the head of the Mataram Immigration Office in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), along with several other officials, for alleged involvement in the illegal extension of tourist visas. The Mataram Immigration Office's administrative division head Denny Chrisdian confirmed that a team of investigators from the KPK had arrested his superior, Kurniadie in the early hours of Tuesday. “It is true that the KPK has taken the immigration office head into custody for questioning. The KPK has also sealed several rooms in the building, including Kurniadie’s private office, the immigration intelligence [Inteldakim] division head office, and the immigration investigation [BAP] division head office earlier in the morning,” Denny told a press conference, adding that he expected immigration-related services to run as usual despite...