Indonesia arrests dozens of corruption suspects hinh anh 1Dzulmi Eldin (front, centre), mayor of Medan city in North Sumatra province, is arrested for corruption charges (Photo: Jakarta Globe)

Jakarta (VNA) – The Corruption Eradication Commission of Indonesia (KPK) have arrested dozens of officials on corruption charges in many localities.

KPK detained Dzulmi Eldin, mayor of Medan city in North Sumatra province, on charges of taking bribes from his own subordinates. He is a member of the Golkar Party of the ruling alliance.

Earlier, six other people had also been arrested during separate raids in the capital of North Sumatra on October 15.

KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said Dzulmi had allegedly accepted bribes from various offices of the municipal government. Investigators seized 200 million Rp (14,100 USD) in cash as evidence during the arrest.

According to KPK data, he reported a personal wealth of 20.39 billion Rp (nearly 1.5 million USD) in March.

Since October 14, the anti-graft agency has arrested tens of corruption suspects in at least five different cities, including the head of Indramayu district in West Java province, along with some officials in East Kalimantan province and Jakarta capital city./.