Balance Rp1, 3 Million, First Travel is not Able to Restore Jemaah's Money

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, August 15 2017 - 13:42 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta- PT First Anugerah Karya Wisata or PT First Travel is estimated to have been unable to return the funds of pilgrims who have deposited the payment of fees but have not departed Umrah.

“So they are no longer able," said Director of Public Crime Police Criminal Police Brigadier General Herry Rudolf Nahak in Jakarta, Tuesday (15/08/2017)

Because it only found funds amounting to Rp1, 3 million from eight accounts of perpetrators. "The balance there is approximately Rp1, 3 million. I cannot yet answer the flow of funds in the account to anywhere," said Herry.

Police are still investigating the flow of pilgrims who have been deposited to First Travel. To trace the flow of funds, the Bareskrim will hold the Center for Financial Transaction Reporting and Analysis (PPATK).

The couple husband and wife who became the suspect in this case are Andika Surachman as President Director of PT First Anugerah Karya Wisata and Anniesa Desvitasari Hasibuan as Director of PT First Anugerah Karya Wisata. Both have been detained at the Bareskrim Rutan in Polda Metro Jaya.

According to Brigadier General Herry Rudolf, the case was revealed by 13 First Travel agents reporting to the police.

PT First Anugerah Karya Wisata or First Travel offers a number of umrah packages through its agents at low prices to prospective pilgrims.

Package 1 or so called umrah promo package is marketed for Rp14, 3 million per pilgrim. Regular package is offered for Rp25 million. While the VIP package at a price of Rp54 million.

"The public interest is quite large and even the perpetrators had recruited agents who were in charge of recruiting pilgrims," ​​he said.

From the results of the investigation, said Herry, the perpetrator has recruited 1000 agents who 500 agents of whom are agents who are actively looking for pilgrims.

In addition, it was revealed that at least 70,000 prospective pilgrims had paid the umroh fee. But only 35,000 pilgrims can be dispatched.

"The rest, cannot leave for various reasons," he told media crews.

It estimates the losses suffered by pilgrims on this case reached Rp550 billion.

For his actions, the two suspects charged with Article 55 Juncto Article 378, 372 of the Criminal Code and Law No. 19 of 2016 on Information and Transactions.

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