BANTEN - The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Society (MAKI) reported allegations of illegal levies (extortion) or extortion allegedly carried out by Customs ASN officers against courier service companies at Soekarno - Hatta International Airport to the Banten High Prosecutor's Office. MAKI coordinator Boyamin Saiman said, according to the mandate President Jokowi to eradicate allegations of extortion and illegal levies at ports and the results of the MAKI meeting with Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD on January 6, 2022 regarding allegations of extortion or extortion at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, to be forwarded to local law enforcement officials. January 2022, MAKI has sent a letter via electronic means and the Whatsapp (WA) hotline account for the Special Crimes of the Banten High Prosecutor's Office," said Boyamin Saiman in a statement received in Serang, Sunday, January 23. or extortion committed by the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) at Customs and Excise served at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang. Where the incident took place from April 2020 to April 2021 or to be precise for a year. According to him, the alleged extortion/extortion was carried out by putting pressure on a courier service company (PT. SQKSS). The allegation of suppression for the purpose of extortion/extortion is in the form of written or verbal/verbal threats. Written in the form of a warning letter without a clear reason and verbal in the form of a threat to close the company's business, all of this was done by the person in the hope that the request of the customs employee was fulfilled by the company. However, the courier service company is only able to provide IDR 1,000 per kilogram and therefore its business continues to experience disruptions for a year, both verbally and in writing," explained Boyamin. according to the person the amount paid was below expectations so that the business will be closed even though the company has repeatedly explained that its financial condition is difficult because it is affected by the COVID-19 conditions. initial VI is p an echelon IV official with a similar position as a section head at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Customs office in Tangerang," he explained. At the time of the meeting, the reported party requested that the mobile numbers of the financial people and their staff involved in handing over the money for a year be handed over and changed numbers for fear of being tapped. The alleged nominal money is around Rp. 1.7 billion," he added. He also explained that the alleged victims of extortion or extortion were several companies at Soekarno Hatta Airport, but the initial evidence that was quite new was one company, the other victims chose to remain silent because they maintained their business continuity. According to Boyamin, the report on the alleged government This fraud or extortion has received a response to be followed up by the Banten Prosecutor's Office. "MAKI will oversee this report in the form of filing a pretrial lawsuit if the handling process stalls," he said.
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