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Indonesian fisheries minister arrested on corruption charges

Edhy Prabowo accused of graft over issuance of lobster larvae export permits

Edhy Prabowo, right, walks with Gerindra Party head Prabowo Subianto at the the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct. 21, 2019.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's fisheries minister was arrested on corruption charges, making him the first member of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's second-term cabinet to be held over graft allegations.

Indonesian antigraft officials arrested Maritime and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo in the early hours of Wednesday upon his arrival at Soekarno-Hatta Airport on a flight from Hawaii. Officials at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said they arrested more than five people, including family members of Prabowo and ministry officials.

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