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Jakarta Post

Indonesia brings graft fugitive Djoko Tjandra back from Malaysia

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie and Dyaning Pangestika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 1, 2020   /  08:16 am
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Bank Bali corruption case fugitive Djoko Tjandra, who was arrested in Malaysia, is shown to the media during a press conference at the Police Headquarters Criminal Investigation Office in Jakarta on July 30. Djoko Tjandra was arrested after being a fugitive for 11 years from 2009 to 2020, after being sentenced to two years in prison by the Supreme Court.(Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)

The National Police have brought Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra, a fugitive and graft convict who had been on the run for 11 years, back to Indonesia after arresting him in Malaysia on Thursday. Guarded by personnel of the police's Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim), Djoko, who was handcuffed and wearing an orange shirt, arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta on Thursday evening. He was immediately taken to Bareskrim’s headquarters, where he is currently being detained. Bareskrim head Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo said the arrest had been made possible through cooperation between Indonesian police and their Malaysian counterparts. “The National Police chief sent a letter to the Malaysian police to help with searching for the fugitive and, Alhamdulillah [thank God], we managed to locate him [on Thursday] afternoon,&rdqu...