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Djoko Tjandra brought back from Malaysia

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie and Dyaning Pangestika

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 1 2020   /  01:00 am
The fugitive of the corruption case of Bank Bali Djoko Tjandra who was arrested in Malaysia was shown to the media during a press conference at the Police Headquarters Criminal Investigation Office, Jakarta, Thursday (07/30/2020). Djoko Tjandra was arrested after a fugitive for eleven 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 graft convict who had been on the run for 11 years, back to Indonesia after arresting him in Malaysia on Thursday.   Guarded by members of the police's Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim), Djoko, in handcuffs and wearing an orange shirt, arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta on Thursday evening. He was then taken to Bareskrim’s headquarters for detention.   Bareskrim head Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo said the arrest had been made possible through cooperation between the Indonesian police and their Malaysian counterparts.   “The National Police chief sent a letter to the Malaysian police to [ask for] help with searching for the fugitive and, Alhamdulillah [thank God], we managed to locate him this afternoon,” he said in a t...