Suara.com – The police have not yet applied articles related to the Crime of Money Laundering or TPPU against Ghisca Debora Aritonang alias GDA (19), a suspect in the case of fraud and embezzlement of Coldplay concert tickets worth IDR 5.1 billion.
Central Newsdelivers.com Metro Police Chief Commissioner Susatyo Purnomo Condro said that investigators are currently focused on proving the alleged articles related to fraud and embezzlement for which Ghisca was charged.
Even though he does not apply the articles related to TPPU, according to him, investigators will still carry out investigations into Ghisca’s assets which are suspected to have been obtained from the proceeds of his crime.
“We are using fraud and embezzlement articles. We will still carry out (asset tracing),” Susatyo told reporters, Tuesday (21/11/2023).
Regarding the status of the evidence resulting from Ghisca’s crime, whether it will later be used to recover the victim’s losses, Susatyo believes that this is entirely within the authority of the panel of judges.
“The criminal legal process is related to proving the criminal behavior of the suspect. Items resulting from crime are confiscated as evidence of criminal behavior. Later it will be up to the judge to decide on the status of the confiscated items,” he said.
Previously, investigators from the Criminal Investigation Unit or Satreskrim of the Central Newsdelivers.com Metro Police were known to have named Ghisca as a suspect. The 19 year old student was charged with Article 378 of the Criminal Code and/or Article 372 of the Criminal Code concerning fraud and embezzlement.
The determination of Ghisca as a suspect was decided based on the results of the case investigation conducted by investigators last Friday (17/11/2023). Apart from being named a suspect, investigators also decided to detain him.
“The threat of punishment for each article is 4 years,” explained Susatyo at the Central Newsdelivers.com Metro Police, Monday (20/11/2023) yesterday.
Based on the results of the investigation, Susatyo revealed that the value of the profits obtained by Ghisca in this case reached IDR 5.1 billion. The money was obtained from fraud and embezzlement of 2,268 tickets.
“The total is 5.1 billion rupiah or 2,268 tickets,” he said.
Apart from identifying the suspect and detaining him, investigators also confiscated several pieces of evidence. These include branded goods worth IDR 600 million which Ghisca bought using the proceeds of his crime.
“The remaining 2 billion was used personally by the suspect,” said Susatyo.
The former Bogor Police Chief also confirmed that investigators would continue to search for assets related to the proceeds of Ghisca’s crimes. Including the alleged flow of money to the Netherlands.
“Currently we are still investigating the money or goods resulting from crimes committed by the suspect,” he added.