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Labor Sitars turns himself in to police on Monday morning

Jakarta Globe - March 7, 2016

Fana Suparman & Erwin C Sihombing, Jakarta – A former police officer turned convict who escaped from West Papua's Sorong Prison last week turned himself in to authorities in the early hours of Monday (07/03).

Labora Sitorus, a former officer of the Raja Ampat Police, made national headlines in 2014 after anti-money laundering agency the PPATK found the low-ranking officer had Rp 1.5 trillion ($114 million) in his bank accounts.

Labora was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of illegal logging and fuel smuggling charges in September 2014, but fled last week after convincing prison officials he was in need of medical treatment.

Labora attended the Sorong District Police station on his own via motorcycle taxi at 3:00 a.m. local time on Monday. "He turned himself in to the Sorong Police this morning. I already sent a team to confirm and yes, Labora was there," Justice Ministry official I Wayan Kusmiantha Dusak said on Monday.

The Sorong Prison had granted Labora permission to undergo medical treatment at local hospital, however while in transit he requested treatment at his Sorong home instead.

When police arrived at his home on Friday morning to check on the prisoner before transferring him from the Sorong Prison to the Cipinang Prison, East Jakarta, he had already fled.

Dusak said that the transfer process would resume once the police were finished questioning the convict.

Source: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/labora-sitorus-turns-police-monday-morning/