Police Blocks Accounts of the Net89 Suspects

Investigators from the Directorate of Special Economic Crimes (Dittipideksus) of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police have blocked Net89 accounts belonging to eight suspects in the alleged fraudulent investment fraud of PT Simbiotic Multitalenta Indonesia’s trading robot Net89 (SMI).

“Currently the status of the eight suspects has been blocked by investigators,” said the Head of the Public Information Section (Kabagpenum) of the Public Relations Division of the National Police, Kombes Pol. Nurul Azizah in Jakarta, Monday (8/11).

Investigators have named eight high-ranking officers of PT SMI Net89 as suspects. They are, AA as founder or owner of Net89 or PTSMI, LSH as director, ESI as member and exchanger. Then five suspects, LS, AL, HS, FI and D as sub-exchangers.

“As the Net89 sub-exchange of PT SMI, the five suspects are the destination for members to deposit funds and the origin of the search for funds to Net89 members,” said Nurul.

In this case also dragged the names of public figures such as Atta Halilintar, Kevin Aprilio, Taqi Maliq, Adi Perkasa and Mario Teguh.

Contacted separately, the Head of Sub-Directorate II of the Dittipideksus Bareskrim Polri Kombes Pol. Chandra Sukma Kumara said that his party conducted an examination or took information from parties who had a connection with the case.

Public figures who have been questioned include Atta Halilintar and Kevin Aprilio last week.

According to Chandra, Atta Halilintar went through an open auction to sell the goods purchased by Reza Shahrani (Paten), who at that time, Aurel Hermansyah’s husband, did not know the suspect.

“We are still asking the money laundering expert,” said Chandra.

Meanwhile, Kevin Aprilio, his connection in this case, said Chandra, was a victim.

“The person concerned (Kevin) is actually a victim of Net89, because he is also a member and his money is still being held in Net89,” said Chandra.

The investigation is still ongoing, the investigator gives a signal that there will be other suspects in the case, not stopping at the eight suspects.

Previously, the attorney for the victims, M Zainul Arifin, stated that there were 230 victims of the Net89 SMI investment fraud who lived from various regions. Experiencing losses ranging from Rp. 1 million to Rp. 1.8 billion.

“So the total loss is IDR 28 billion,” he said.

He also mentioned that there were 134 suspected perpetrators of investment fraud, five of whom were public figures and seven founders, five CEOs, and then 37 people related to their leaders, and 51 people related to exchanges.

“I think these people use a ponzi scheme, then MLM mode, an illegal trading robot, so that many victims are harmed,” said Chandra.

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