Jakarta: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators discovered new facts when completing a bribery case for the procurement of aircraft and aircraft engines of PT Garuda Indonesia. KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said there were findings of funds flowing to several officials of the airline company.
"Allegedly a much larger flow of funds was found, from an initial estimate of IDR 20 billion to IDR 100 billion to a number of officials in Garuda Indonesia," Febri told reporters on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
The findings were uncovered by KPK investigators when completing the case file. There are contracts worth billions of US dollars signed by directors of Garuda Indonesia.
According to Febri, the KPK has tried its best to combine the handling of criminal acts of corruption and money laundering in this case. In the near future, former PT Garuda Indonesia president director Emirsyah Satar and PT Mugi Rekso Abadi (MRA) founder as well as Connaught International Pte.ltd owner Soetikno Soedarjo will soon be put on trial.
"In this investigation process, the KPK also expressed its gratitude to authorities in various countries who assisted the process of collecting evidence and investigative cooperation in their respective countries," said Febri.
So far, 80 witnesses have been examined," he said.