The Straits Times
Published on Dec 04, 2012

Former Indonesia police official held over multi-million-dollar graft


JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia has detained a former traffic police chief in a multi-million dollar graft case, the nation's corruption watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest scandal to hit the notoriously corrupt police force.

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said it detained Mr Djoko Susilo, the former chief of the traffic division, on Monday "for allegedly abusing his authority" in a case involving a US$21 million (S$25.6 million) tender for driving simulators.

"We will question him over the next 20 days and if we find sufficient evidence of wrongdoing, we will take his case to court," KPK spokesman Johan Budi told AFP.

The KPK has accused Mr Susilo of accepting more than US$200,000 in kickbacks to favour one bidder.