Indonesian police detain ex-top football official for alleged match fixing

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-25 22:40:12|Editor: yan
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JAKARTA, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian national police on Monday detained former interim chairman of the country's football association Joko Driyono for alleged involvement in match fixing.

The police started to investigate the scandal in December based on a preliminary report from the team manager of the country's football club.

"For now, an investigation is being carried out. And it has been conducted a detention today," said Brigadier General Hendro Pandowo, head of task force for football of the national police on Monday.

The scandal occurred just before the start of country's top tier professional football league, according to the police.

Based on the preliminary results of investigation, the police revealed that the match fixing scores were set for the third-tie league, and that the second and first tie leagues were also targeted.

So far, a total of 15 people have been declared suspects in the scandal.