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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin ensured that the Attorney General’s Office would thoroughly uncover the embezzlement case related to gold importation involving the Main Service Office of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. This certainty was conveyed by Burhanuddin in a virtual press statement, Thursday (24/2/2022).

“It’s still in development and I’m a bit focused on it,” said Burhanuddin.

He even admitted that he was curious about the case that allegedly involved the import of gold worth Rp. 47.1 trillion.

“God willing, we will be as objective as possible to uncover this,” said Burhanuddin.

As is known, the practice of embezzlement related to the import of gold involving the Main Service Office of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport was first disclosed by Member of Commission III of the DPR RI, Arteria Dahlan, in a working meeting with the Attorney General and other ranks in the Commission III meeting room of the DPR RI, Monday. (14/6/2021).

“This is a problem of embezzlement. This is a problem with blatant thieves, sir. I want to convey that the head of the Soekarno-Hatta Main Service Office of Customs and Excise has examined it. His initials are FM. What are you doing, sir? This is related to the import of gold worth Rp. 1 trillion. Repeat, sir, Rp. 47.1 trillion. We don’t have to deal with people’s taxes, sir,” he said.

“What did you do? There are indications that there was manipulation, sir. Forgery, informing things that are not true. So that the product is not subject to import duties. Products are not subject to import duties, products are not subject to import income tax, sir. The potential loss to the state is Rp. 2.9 trillion This is not small money, sir, when we are having a hard time,” he continued.

Arteria then revealed the modus operandi of the parties. The modus operandi is to import gold of IDR 47.1 trillion using HS that is not appropriate.

“This is not the first finding, sir, this is the umpteenth finding. I was told by Mr. Suding there was PT Jardin Trako Utama in April 2020. The perpetrators were the same, sir, Finani and officials at the Customs Headquarters,” said Arteria.

“Branded gold bars, which have serial numbers, which have been packaged neatly, are sealed and printed with information on the weight and gold content, as if they were said to be lumps of gold,” he continued.

The politician from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle also asked the officials of PT Aneka Tambang Tbk. (PT Antam) also checked.

“Why? Every time there is an internal debate within Customs, Aneka Tambang says it’s only like that, it’s still like that, so the import duty can be 0%, even though it’s ready to sell, sir. This is visible, sir, a thief,” said Arteria .

Furthermore, he revealed, the imported gold came from Singapore. However, there are differences in export reports in Singapore and in Indonesia.

As is known, the practice of embezzlement related to the import of gold involving the Main Service Office of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport was first disclosed by Member of Commission III of the DPR RI, Arteria Dahlan, in a working meeting with the Attorney General and other ranks in the Commission III meeting room of the DPR RI, Monday. (14/6/2021).
“This is a problem of embezzlement. This is a problem with blatant thieves, sir. I want to convey that the head of the Soekarno-Hatta Main Service Office of Customs and Excise has examined it. His initials are FM. What are you doing, sir? This is related to the import of gold worth Rp. 1 trillion. Repeat, sir, Rp. 47.1 trillion. We don’t have to deal with people’s taxes, sir,” he said.

“What did you do? There are indications that there was manipulation, sir. Forgery, informing things that are not true. So that the product is not subject to import duties. Products are not subject to import duties, products are not subject to import income tax, sir. The potential loss to the state is Rp. 2.9 trillion This is not small money, sir, when we are having a hard time,” he continued.

Arteria then revealed the modus operandi of the parties. The modus operandi is to import gold of IDR 47.1 trillion using HS that is not appropriate.

“This is not the first finding, sir, this is the umpteenth finding. I was told by Mr. Suding there was PT Jardin Trako Utama in April 2020. The perpetrators were the same, sir, Finani and officials at the Customs Headquarters,” said Arteria.

“Branded gold bars, which have serial numbers, which have been packaged neatly, are sealed and printed with information on the weight and gold content, as if they were said to be lumps of gold,” he continued.

The politician from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle also asked the officials of PT Aneka Tambang Tbk. also checked.

“Why? Every time there is an internal debate within Customs, Aneka Tambang says it’s only like that, it’s still like that, so the import duty can be 0%, even though it’s ready to sell, sir. This is visible, sir, a thief,” said Arteria.

Singapore Gold Trading to Indonesia

“When you entered from Singapore, the goods were correct, sir. The HS is 71081300. It means the gold code is semi-finished. In Indonesia, the goods are subject to a 5% import duty, 2.5% import PPh. But when they arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, the code was already changes when it is recorded in the PIB document, notification of import documents,” said Arteria.

“The previous one was ingot, labeled and so on, as if it was said to be a lump, sir, as a cash bar. This is extraordinary, this is a deviation. The code is recorded as 71081210. It means gold nugget. What are the consequences? Gold lumps are not subject to import duty, what are the consequences? ? There is no such thing as import PPh anymore,” he continued.

The consequence of all this, according to Arteria, is that the country loses potential revenue. From one company alone, the state lost Rp 2.35 trillion (import duties) and Rp 597 billion (import income tax). He also said that the Attorney General did not have to bother looking for the perpetrators. Because all of that is already in the echelon II ranks of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise.

“What’s going on so that intelligence letters came out, two intelligence letters came out, sir. One company was written on, 19 February 2021, I will mention the name of the PT.Indah Golden Signature which imports 99.99% gold. Even though the gold is branded, it is ready sell, have a serial number, put it as a gold nugget,” said Arteria.

“Secondly, three days after that, on February 24, 2021, PT Untung Bersama Sejahtera. Do you know why? So the difference between the PIB documents and the actual facts. It turns out to be the same. the serial number is there, it says it is a lump. It is clear, sir, this manipulation was deliberately placed on the wrong tariff post,” he continued.

Furthermore, Arteria said, based on the two findings, it was concluded that the importer was suspected of not having correctly entered the HS document.

“You don’t need fingerprints anymore, you just have to arrest them. What’s the reason? I have read all of these historical things before and there have been findings at the Customs and Excise action,” he said.

Following are the 8 companies referred to by Arteria:

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