DKI Attorney General’s Office Finally Investigate Cases of Alleged Corruption in Cooking Oil Exports

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1NEWS, The DKI Jakarta High Prosecutor’s Office (Kejati) finally raised the status of the investigation to the investigation stage in the case of exporting cooking oil through the Tanjung Priok Port for the period 2021-2022 which was qualified for alleged corruption.

In the case of alleged corruption in the export of packaged cooking oil, the special criminal investigation team of the DKI Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office has examined 6 witnesses, one of which is from the company PT AMJ.

“In the investigation, 6 people have been examined as witnesses,” said Head of the Jakarta Attorney General’s Office, Ashari Syam in his statement, Tuesday (19/4/2022) night.

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He said that the case was still ongoing, although on April 5, 2022, the Jakarta Attorney General’s Office investigator team handed over the handling of the cooking oil export case to Customs investigators at the Tanjung Priok Type A Customs and Excise Main Service Office.

Ashari said that what was handed over and coordinated to Customs and Excise was related to tax issues related to export duties that were not paid by PT AMJ to the state during the export of packaged cooking oil to Hong Kong between July 2021 to January 2022 without the correct PEB documents.

“The handling has been delegated to the Tanjung Priok Customs and Excise Investigator for further processing based on the provisions of Law Number 10 of 1995 as amended by Law Number 17 of 2006 concerning Customs,” said Ashari.

Meanwhile, apart from these problems, the Jakarta Special Prosecutor’s Office investigator team is still handling cases of alleged corruption in the distribution of cooking oil exports. Even now, the status of the case has been raised to the investigation stage as stated in the Investigation Order of the Head of the DKI Jakarta High Prosecutor’s Office, Number: Print-1033/M.1/Fd.1/04/2022 dated April 6, 2022.

“Regarding the eradication of the cooking oil mafia, which is qualified for corruption in connection with the export distribution process to Hong Kong, which has an impact on the scarcity of cooking oil in Indonesia,” explained Ashari.

This is as stipulated in the provisions of Article 2 paragraph (1) of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning the Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption.

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