In Nov. 2019, Indonesian Customs officials uncovered a smuggling scandal involving executives of PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (GIAA). Four directors, including then-President Director Ari Askhara, were dismissed following the incident. The Directorate General of Taxation of the Ministry of Finance promised that the investigation into the violation would be finished in less than a week. That was over a year ago. Finally, the trial of Ari Askhara started this week. 

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