REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- National Police Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim Polri) denied the news that spreaded in Malaysian medias. The news said investigators have seized alleged money laundering fund amounted 1 billion Malaysian ringgit from Equanimity yacht.
"It's a hoax (fake news) that spreaded in Malaysia. I led the operation to catch the yacht and we did not found any money," said deputy director for financial crimes at Bareskrim Polri, Daniel Tahi Monang Silitonga said on Wednesday (March 7).
Daniel explained the investigators only secured the ship's ledgers and also the crew list. There was no money that has been found. Equanimity ship captain witnessed the search operation.
"The hoax can be spreaded by anyone because our operation is witnessed by many parties, we are not alone," Daniel added.
Daniel explained Equanimity ship has been found due to cooperation between Bareskrim Polri and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). When in Indonesia, FBI asked for the seizure sure to the ship related to indication of money laundering crime.
The yacht has been found in Benoa, Bali and allegedly appeared from the result of money laundering case in United States (US). The further legal process will be conducted to determine the suspect/s in the case.