Tuesday, 02 June, 2009 | 17:44 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: North Sumatra Police said it has contacted the local interpol representative a day after an Australian paper reported six of the 16 criminals hiding in Australia sought by the Interpol were Indonesian.
Spokesman for North Sumatra Police Senior Commisioner Baharudin Djafar said North Sumatra police have requested the National Centre Bureau-Interpol to confirm the report.
One of the fugitives were Adelin Lis who was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Supreme Court for corruption on Juli 2008. He was tried for illegal logging charges and corruption inNorth Sumatra and ordered to return state losses of Rp 119.8 billion and US$ 2.93 million and pay Rp 1 billion fine.
National Central Bureau-Interpol said to extradite Adelin if Australian authorities found him in the country. However Brigadier General Halba Rubis Nugroho, secretary of the NCB-Interpol in Jakarta said "it would take longer time if he changed nationality."
Other Indonesian fugitives reportedly hiding in Australia were Henry Guntoro Lioe (31), Elriva Krisnawati Lioe (35), Lioe Oij Min (37), Mangirim Napitupulu (51), and Lisbet Aprilawaty Sinaga (43). They were impicated for scam and money laundering.
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