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Hong Kong Police arrest 14 Indonesians on suspicion of money laundering

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Jakarta, IO – Indonesian Foreign Ministry (Kemlu) citizen protection director Judha Nugraha stated that 14 Indonesian nationals have been arrested by Hong Kong Police for their alleged involvement in money laundering case.

“On May 28, 2024, a total of 20 people were arrested by Hong Kong Police on suspicion of money laundering. Of those, 14 are Indonesian citizens,” said Judha, per Detikcom, Thu (30/5).

The case is under investigation and Hong Kong Police will convey more detailed information to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) via a written statement.

“The Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong has requested access to meet with the suspects,” said Judha, adding that the suspects are Indonesian migrant workers.

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They are accused of being part of a money laundering syndicate by opening bank accounts that were then used to deposit proceeds of crime.

Judha also appealed to Indonesian citizens working in Hong Kong to be vigilant in order not to fall into the trap of money laundering syndicate. (un)

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