North Sumatra Police Seal Seven Cemara Asri Shophouses for Alleged Money Laundering for Online Gambling Sites

- 23 September 2022 14:24 WIB
The shophouse where the online gambling practice is placed is lined with police. (Photo/PMJ News)
The shophouse where the online gambling practice is placed is lined with police. (Photo/PMJ News)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Investigators from the Special Crime Directorate of North Sumatra Police have sealed a number of gambling establishments that had been raided at the Cemara Asri Complex, Deli Serdang, North Sumatra.

The Head of Public Relations of the North Sumatra Police, Chief Commissioner Hadi Wahyudi said the sealing was carried out in the context of monitoring the imposition of money laundering offenses in the gambling case.

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"It's true, there are a number of shophouses as places of practice for online gambling belonging to the alleged online gambling boss AP, which was sealed by investigators. The sealing was related to the imposition of Articles of Money Laundering," he said as reported by pmjnews, Friday, September 23, 2022.

Hadi said officers continue to investigate the biggest online gambling case in North Sumatra under the guise of the cafe. So far, investigators have named two suspects.

They are Apin BK alias Jonni the owner of the gambling place and his subordinate Niko Prasetia as the leader of the online gambling operator.

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For Niko, investigators have transferred the first phase of the case file to the prosecutor's office. Meanwhile, Apin BK alias Jonni has been permanently banned by the Directorate General of Immigration and continues to be hunted even though he has fled to Singapore.

In addition, Hadi said that Apink BK was not only charged with gambling. Online gambling bosses will also be charged with money laundering offenses.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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