KPK Transports 3 Suitcases After A 7-hour Search Of The Ambon PUPR Office, What's In It?
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JAKARTA - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigative team searched two offices of the Public Works and Spatial Planning (PUPR) Office and the Ambon One Stop Integrated Service and Investment Service (PTMSP),

Quoted from Antara, Wednesday 18 May, KPK investigators arrived at the Public Works and Spatial Planning Service (PUPR) Jalan Yan Paays, Sirimau District, Ambon City at 09.00 WIT.

Meanwhile, the second team arrived at the Office of Investment and One Stop Service (PTMSP) at 10.00 WIT.

After a 7-hour search at the PUPR Service, the investigative team brought three suitcases suspected of containing important documents.

Previously, the investigative team searched a number of rooms, namely the room of the Mayor of Ambon, Richard Louhenapessy (RL), the Investment and One Stop Service (DPTMSP), the Industry and Trade Office (Disperindag), the Tax and Retribution Agency, the Regional Finance and Assets Agency. and the Department of Tourism and Culture.

After conducting a search at 21:46 WIT, the team of investigators took five suitcases and one brown bag which allegedly contained important documents from a number of rooms at Ambon City Hall using eight cars.

Previously, the KPK detained Ambon Mayor Richard Louhenapessy (RL) after being announced as a suspect in alleged bribery and receiving gratuities.

The KPK has also named two other suspects, namely administrative staff at the Ambon City Government Andrew Erin Hehanusa (AEH) and Amri (AR) from the private sector/employee Alfamidi (AM) Ambon City.

In the construction of the case, the KPK explained that within the period of 2020, Richard, who served as Mayor of Ambon City for the 2017-2022 period, had the authority. One of them is related to the approval of the principle permit for the construction of retail branches in Ambon City.

For his actions, the suspect Amri as the giver is suspected of violating Article 5 paragraph (1) letter a or Article 5 paragraph (1) letter b or Article 13 of Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption as amended by Law Number 20 2001.

Meanwhile, Richard and Andrew as the recipients are suspected of violating Article 12 letter a or letter b or article 11 and article 12 B of Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning the Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph (1) 1st Criminal Code.

In the process of obtaining the permit, it is suspected that Amri was actively communicating and held a meeting with Richard so that the permit process could be immediately approved and issued.

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