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House speaker calls on govt to monitor money circulation

Senin 23 April 2018 03:28 WIB

Red: Reiny Dwinanda

Counterfeit money.

Counterfeit money.

Foto: dok. Humas Polresta Bogor
Counterfeit money circulation to increase ahead the simultaneous regional election.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Speaker of the House of Representatives Bambang Soesatyo has called on the government to watch closely money circulation ahead the simultaneous regional election and the Eid al-Fitr. He said it was needed as anticipation counterfeit money circulation.

"Because usually counterfeit money circulation will increase ahead the regional election and Eid al-Fitr," Bambang Soesatyo said in a statement here on Sunday.

Soesatyo made his statement in response to the disclosure of a syndicate that produce and circulate counterfeit money in Rp100,000 notes.

The case has been investigated further by the crime investigation unit (Bareskrim) of the Indonesian Police.

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Counterfeit money seized by crime investigation unit (Bareskrim) of the Indonesian Police on March 16, 2018.

The House speaker has also called on the Finance Ministry, the Central Bank (BI) and the Counterfeit Money Eradication Coordination Agency (Botasupal) to monitor money circulation.

He also called on the public to increase awareness on counterfeit money circulation and only exchange their currencies in banks and authorized money changers.

"The public must be aware of this, to minimize counterfeit money circulation," he said, adding that the police should investigate the case thoroughly and impose appropriate punishment for the perpetrators.

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Crime investigation unit (Bareskrim) of the Indonesian Police exposes counterfeit money and suspects involved in circulation and production of counterfeit notes on March 16, 2018.

Previously, the police has named AP as a suspect in counterfeit money circulation. He was allegedly funded the production of counterfeit money.

Deputy Director of special economic crime Senior Commissioner Daniel Tahi Monang Silitonga said, AP has confessed he committed the crime to pay his debt.

"Daniel said, the police has named three other suspects AK (56), AD (62), and AM (35) who played different roles to design and print the money.

They sold the original Rp100,000 notes for three pieces of counterfeit notes.

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