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Tax officer caught red handed by KPK

13th July 2012 | 2.120 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - An official of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said its has arrested another tax official allegedly taking bribe.

Iswan Elmi, a KPK deputy, said here on Friday the KPK team of investigators arrested the tax official identified only as AS and an employee of a private company identified as EDG.

Iswan said AS an official of the Bogor tax office and EDG were arrested on charge of bribery.

They were caught red handed with Rp300 million in tax payer fund as evidence, he said.

The KPK investigators also held a man known to be the driver of EDG to be questioned as witness.

The case will likely be handed over to the office of the attorney general under a cooperation scheme between the law enforcers, he said.

Earlier KPK spokesman Johan Budi said KPK had arrested the head of the tax office in Bogor, some 60 kilometer south of Jakarta in a graft case with a woman employee of a private company.

"As usual the KPK will investigate the case for 24 hours before declaring a detainee caught red handed a suspect," Johan said. (*)