Indonesian National Police Denies Ties to the Gambling Consortium in the Police Force, Vows to Eradicate it

- 19 August 2022 17:11 WIB
National Police Spokesperson, Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo. (Photo/Div Humas Polri)
National Police Spokesperson, Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo. (Photo/Div Humas Polri)
JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian National Police responded to the news about the alleged existence of a "303 consortium" that refers to the police code for online Gambling and an "empire" headed by Ferdy Sambo.

These two issues were uncovered in the aftermath of the Brigadier J murder case. It is said the 303 Consortium and the "empire" in the Bhayangkara Corps were headed by Inspector General of Police Ferdy Sambo.

Responding to the news, National Police spokesperson, Inspector General of Police Dedi Prasetyo, emphasized that his party would take firm action against all "public illnesses" such as Gambling, thuggery, and drug activities.

"Where did the information come from, surely that everything is concentrated (Gambling, drugs, thuggery) will be dealt with firmly," said Dedi quoted by pmjnews, Friday, August 19, 2022.

"No need to be informed, if that's the case, we will take firm action," he continued.

The 303 Consortium refers to Article 303 of the Criminal Code concerning Gambling.

The use of code 303 on online Gambling sites may identify or make it easier for "players" to identify online Gambling offers.

Also read: Indonesian Metro Jaya Police Makes 78 Arrests in Online Gambling Crackdown

So, the 303 consortia can be interpreted as a Gambling site company that is managed by more than two or more people.

Meanwhile, the news about the “Empire” within internal Police was first revealed by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD.

He revealed that the suspect in the murder case of Brigadier J, Ferdy Sambo, had a large group within the National Police which he described as the ruling empire. Mahfud mentions its as sub-Headquarters.

Also read: Indonesian National Police Commission Urges National Police to Hold Ethics Session for Ferdy Sambo

"What is clear is that there are obstacles in a structural way because it cannot be denied that there is a Sambo group itself which is like a police empire within it. Like the sub-Headquarters, this is the most powerful," Mahfud said on Akbar Faizal Uncensored's Youtube channel, quoted by Thursday, August 18, 2022.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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