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Indonesia's oil regulator chief arrested on graft

Anti-corruption agency arrests Indonesia's oil regulator chief accused of receiving bribes

Indonesia's oil regulator chief arrested on graft

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's anti-graft agency has arrested the head of the country's oil and gas regulator for allegedly receiving bribes from a private oil company.

Corruption Eradication Commission spokesman Johan Budi says the agency confiscated $400,000 in cash Tuesday and arrested an unidentified man handing it over at the home of Rudi Rubiandini, chair of the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business.

Budi says Wednesday the raid also led to the arrests of an oil company official in western Jakarta along with Rubiandini's driver and two security guards. Budi did not name the oil company.

Anti-graft commissioner Bambang Widjojanto says an additional $300,000 and a luxury motorbike were later confiscated from Rubiandini's house.

Endemic graft in Indonesia has been blamed for deterring foreign investment.

Updated : 2021-06-23 20:56 GMT+08:00