In November 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 Customs and Excise of the Ministry of Finance promised that the investigation would be finished in less than a week but it took more than a year for the suspects to be prosecuted. Last week, the Court listened to the prosecutors’ demands for the defendants, including Ari Askhara.

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