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Police seize luxury cars from FPI leader over money-laundering case

Kompas.com - September 15, 2014

Wijaya Kusuma, Yogyakarta Ė Investigators from the municipal police Special Crimes Detective Unit (Dit Reskrimsus) in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta have seized two luxury cars from the Yogyakarta-Central Java chairperson of the Islamic Defenders Front, Bambang Tedy. The seizure was in relation to a case of fraud involving the purchase and sale of land valued at billions or rupiah.

Dit Reskrimsus chief Senior Commissioner Kokot Indarto from the Yogyakarta regional police explained that the two cars that were seized were a Mazda Sport and a Mitsubishi Pajero. The Mazda Sport is currently being held at the Yogyakarta regional police headquarters.

"The seizure was related to a money laundering (TPPU) case involving the concealment of criminal proceeds", explained Indarto on Monday September 15.

Indarto said that Dit Reskrimsus investigators are still searching for an additional vehicle, a Hammer. The luxury car is believed to have been bought by the suspect Tedy from the proceeds of a [land] scam. He hopes that a witness will come forward who knows the whereabouts of the Hammer and that they will be cooperative and not attempt to conceal it. Indarto is appealing to anyone who knows the whereabouts of the vehicle to hand it over to investigators immediately.

"I hope [they'll be] cooperative. Yeah, if they intentionally conceal it, it's quite possible that person could be involved", he asserted. According to Indarto, anyone who conceals a vehicle obtained from the proceeds of money laundering could be charged under article 55 of the Criminal Code.

As reported, Tedy was arrested by Yogyakarta regional police on Wednesday September 6. the arrest was in relation to a case of fraud involving the purchase and sale of land valued at billions or rupiah. Tedy is alleged to have committed fraud, embezzlement and money laundering. Tedy could be charged under articles 378, 372 and 263 of the Criminal Code and articles 3, 4 and 5 of Law Number 8/2010.

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service.]

Source: http://regional.kompas.com/read/2014/09/15/18444061/Polisi.DIY.Sita.2.Mobil.Mewah.Milik.Ketua.FPI.DIY-Jateng.

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