Jakarta, IO – Two Interpol fugitives, Cyril Stiak (48), a Czech, and Stefan Durina (39), a Slovak, were arrested in Bali separately.
Bali Police spokesperson Chief Commissioner Stefanus Satake Bayu Setianto said Cyril was arrested in Ungasan, South Kuta district at around 6 p.m. WITA on Wednesday (30/11) while Stefan on Thursday (1/12), reported CNN Indonesia, Friday (2/12).
According to Stefanus, police detected Cyril’s whereabout after learning that he owns a villa in the Ungasan.
National Police international relations division chief Inspector General Krishna Murti said the two fugitives were alleged to have committed fraud against 19 companies, one of them suffering up to Rp800 million in losses.
“The perpetrators are the fugitives of the Czech Police since 2019,” said Krishna. He elaborated that the arrest of the two foreign nationals was carried out after the Czech authorities informed their whereabouts in Indonesia.
After coordinating with the Immigration Directorate, police learned that they arrived in Bali via the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport – Cyril on July 14, 2019 and Stefan on March 14 this year. Krishna said the police are coordinating with relevant authorities to deport them. (un)