Senior West Papua cop and Batam civil servant with fat bank accounts
She was just a civil servant in Batam but somehow she amassed a bank account in her name worth Rupiah 1.3 trillion (S$138 million) reported Jakarta Post.
Now the woman, only identified by her initials NK, has gone missing. That's despite the Indonesian authorities having been alerted in April. The civil servant was also questioned by police in June but there was no outcome.
Indonesia's Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) said the woman, in her 20s, had worked at the Batam City Investment Board in the One-Door Integrated Service.
The paper reported that funds from her account may have flowed to law enforcement officials from the police and Indonesian Military (TNI) which is responsible for dealing with oil and smuggling issues in Batam.
The source of her money seems to be from oil smuggling and reports suggest she's the younger sister of an oil transporter who often smuggles oil to foreign tankers on the border.
The PPATK had earlier announced that several civil servants and police officers had suspicious bank accounts.
But even when they are dragged to court, some got off lightly.
Earlier this year, a senior police officer in West Papua with a Rupiah 1.5 trillion bank account was jailed two years and fined 50 million rupiah (S$5,000), Jakarta Globe wrote.
Labora Sitorus was charged with fuel smuggling and exporting a protected timber species. He could have been jailed 20 years.
Sources: Jakarta Post and Jakarta Globe