Indonesia’s anti-graft agency on Wednesday arrested the marine affairs and fisheries minister.
Nurul Ghufron, deputy chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), confirmed that Edhy Prabowo was arrested at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
“It is true that the KPK arrested [him], regarding the exports of lobster seed, this morning at 1.23 a.m. [1823GMT Tuesday] at Soekarno-Hatta Airport,” Ghufron told reporters.
He said at the time of his arrest, Edhy was with a family member and some ministry officials.
The commission has yet to provide further details on the arrest.
In a statement to reporters, the anti-corruption agency’s chairman Firli Bahuri said Edhy was arrested in connection with the issuance of a license to export lobster seed.
*Writing by Rhany Chairunissa Rufinaldo from Anadolu Agency’s Indonesian-language service in Jakarta
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