JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian North Sumatra Police have named 14 subordinates of Cemara Asri online gambling boss Apin BK as suspects. Cemara Asri is one of the largest online gambling network that was discovered in Medan, North Sumatra.
The Head of Public Relations of the North Sumatra Police, Chief Commissioner Hadi Wahyudi, said that the 14 suspects have different roles.
"14 people have been named as suspects. 2 people are marketing, 8 people are operators or Customer Service, and 3 are telemarketers," said Chief Commissioner Hadi at the North Sumatra Police Headquarters, Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
Also read: North Sumatra Police Seal Seven Cemara Asri Shophouses for Alleged Money Laundering for Online Gambling Sites
Hadi Said, the 14 suspects are detained at the North Sumatra Police Headquarters jail. One person's status is still a witness and is still being questioned.
Hadi added that the North Sumatra Police have also asked the Indonesian Immigration Office to ban Apin BK's family from traveling abroad.
Previously, Investigators from the Special Crime Directorate of North Sumatra Police have sealed a number of gambling establishments at Cemara Asri shophouses owned by Apin BK.
Also read: Indonesian Police and PPATK Joint Team Blocked 202 Accounts and Identify 10 Suspects of Online Gambling
"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," said Hadi, Friday, September 23, 2022.
Hadi said that Apin BK was not only charged with gambling. Online gambling bosses will also be charged with money laundering offenses.
"In addition to the article on online gambling, investigators also apply the article on money laundering," said Hadi.
Get news on Indonesia today from JakartaDaily.id on Google News
Banten Regional Police Asks Ministry of Communication and Information to Block 71 Online Gambling Sites