Indonesian Police Arrested Japanese National Suspect in Fraud Case in Lampung, Investigations Ongoing

- 12 June 2022 18:58 WIB
National Police Spoke Person, Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo. (Photo/Div Humas Polri)
National Police Spoke Person, Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo. (Photo/Div Humas Polri)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian National Police (Polri) arrested Japanese fraud case suspect, Mitsuhiro Taniguchi (47) in Kalirejo, Lampung on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 morning while hiding in a resident's house.

National Police spoke person, Inspector General of Police Dedi Prasetyo said Mitsuhiro Taniguchi is still under investigation and has not been deported.

Dedi said that Mitsuhiro Taniguchi is still being investigated by the Directorate of Immigration Supervision and Enforcement (Wasdakim) Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

"The Immigration Wasdakim is still investigating. When the investigation is complete, action (deportation) will be carried out in accordance with the immigration law against MT," explained Dedi Prasetyo, Sunday, June 12, 2022.

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Furthermore, said Dedi, the Immigration and Police will hand Taniguchi over to the Japan National Police Agency (NPA). However, before being deported, will first be questioned and processed by the administration.

"Today, the administration will ask for information first, only later after the immigration administration will deport him, of course later he will be accompanied by the police and will be handed over to the Japanese police," he said.

Dedi said that NCB Interpol would accompany Mitsuhiro's deportation. Later, the NPA will also come to Indonesia to oversee the deportation process.

"NCB Interpol will accompany the deportation. It is planned that a team from the Japanese Police will come to Indonesia to back up the escort of the suspect during the deportation," he said.

Mitsuhiro Taniguchi is a fugitive from the Japanese police related to the case of MSME subsidies affected by Covid-19 in the country.

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Editor: Muhamad Al Azhari


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