The police confiscated cash in rupiah denominations and Singapore dollars in the amount of more than Rp 12 billion from the alleged investment fraud case of the Evotrade trading robot. Not only that, there are other funds blocked by investigators amounting to Rp75 billion.
Karo Penmas, Police Public Relations Division, Brigadier General Ahmad Ramadhan, said that so far three suspects have been arrested and detained.
“There has been a confiscation of evidence of Rp. 12.5 billion with an additional Rp. 75 billion blocked, and currently one suspect is still being pursued,” said Ahmad at the National Police Headquarters, South Jakarta, Tuesday (25/1/2022).
Previously, the police arrested one of the suspects in a trading robot investment fraud case who was included in the People’s Wanted List (DPO) aka a fugitive with the initials AMA. From his hands, cash worth Rp 12 billion was confiscated.
Dirtipideksus Bareskrim Brigadier General Whisnu Hermawan said that AMA’s arrest was made on Thursday, January 20, 2022. He is the owner of the Evotrade trading robot application.
“An arrest has been made for the suspect Andi Muhammad Agung Prabowo at a hotel in the Jl Kebon Kacang area, Central Jakarta,” said Whisnu to reporters, Monday (1/24/2022).
According to Whisnu, Rp 12 billion in cash was confiscated by officers during a search at the location where AMA was arrested. The form is denominations of rupiah and Singapore dollars.
“The evidence for Singapore money is more than Rp 12 billion,” he explained.
Whisnu said the AMA suspect was immediately arrested after the arrest. Meanwhile, other DPOs with the initials AD are still being chased by officers.
“To pursue or arrest one more owner of the Evotrade trading robot on behalf of the suspect Anang Diantoko,” Whisnu emphasized.
As is known, the Dittipideksus Bareksrim Polri has uncovered cases of investment fraud in trading robots. In the process, the perpetrators use pyramid or ponzi schemes to sell unauthorized applications.
The Director of the Criminal Investigation Division of the National Police, Brigadier General Whisnu Hermawan, said that PT Evolution Perkasa Group sold a trading robot application under the name Evotrade, as a Forex transaction tool.
“It sells this trading robot application without permission, even in carrying out its activities using the Ponzi system or pyramid system, member to member,” said Whisnu at the National Police Headquarters, South Jakarta, Wednesday (19/1/2022).
According to Whisnu, the perpetrator sold a trading robot application with three offer packages for 150 USD, 300 USD and 500 USD. Members who will join are required to use the referral link provided.
“So it’s not the goods that are sold, but the system. So if there are six layers and if you participate in the business and then you get a member, you get 10 percent. Then you get another member to get 6 percent, so it goes on like that, tiered up to 20 percent,” he explained. .
Whisnu said that in this case his party named six suspects, namely AD and AMA, while those on the wanted list (DPO) alias fugitives, AK, D, DES, and MS.
As for the number of members who have so far collected as many as 3 thousand spread from Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Malang, Aceh, and others.
“This trading business activity does not have a trade permit granted by the ministry,” Whisnu emphasized.