Indonesian Attorney General's Office Extends Detention of Corruption Suspect Harvey Moeis, Seizes Assets

The Indonesian Attorney General's Office extends the detention of a corruption suspect, Harvey Moeis, and confiscates his assets, including luxury cars. The investigation into the mismanagement of PT Timah's tin mines uncovers widespread corruption, with 16 suspects identified.

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Indonesian Attorney General's Office Extends Detention of Corruption Suspect Harvey Moeis, Seizes Assets

Indonesian Attorney General's Office Extends Detention of Corruption Suspect Harvey Moeis, Seizes Assets

The Indonesian Attorney General's Office has prolonged the detention of Harvey Moeis, a corruption suspect in the tin commodity trading case involving PT Timah Tbk from 2015-2022, by an additional 40 days. The decision, announced on April 20, 2024, also included the confiscation of Moeis' assets, comprising a Rolls-Royce, MINI Cooper, Toyota Vellfire, and Lexus.

In connection with the ongoing investigation, the Attorney General's Office has confiscated a number of smelters, heavy equipment, and land covering an area of 238,848 square meters. To date, authorities have identified 16 suspects in the case, signaling the extensive nature of the alleged corruption.

The Coordinator of the Indonesian Anti-Corruption Society (MAKI) believes that investigators are close to uncovering those responsible for the mismanagement of tin mines, including the individuals who directed Harvey Moeis' actions. This development suggests that the investigation is progressing towards revealing the full extent of the corruption and identifying the key players involved.

Why this matters: The extension of Harvey Moeis' detention and the confiscation of his assets underscore the Indonesian government's commitment to fighting corruption in the country's vital tin industry. The ongoing investigation into the mismanagement of PT Timah Tbk's tin mines has far-reaching implications for the nation's economy and the global tin market.

In a related development, the Attorney General's Office is also investigating another suspect, Sandra Dewi, in connection with alleged corruption at PT Timah. The inclusion of multiple suspects in the investigation highlights the complexity of the case and the potential for further revelations as the probe continues.

Key Takeaways

  • Indonesian AG extends detention of Harvey Moeis, confiscates his assets.
  • AG's office confiscates smelters, equipment, and land in tin corruption case.
  • Investigators close to uncovering those responsible for tin mine mismanagement.
  • Crackdown on corruption in Indonesia's vital tin industry, with global impact.
  • Another suspect, Sandra Dewi, also under investigation for alleged corruption at PT Timah.