The KPK officials arrived at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in Central Jakarta at around 10.45 Western Indonesia Time (WIB). They immediately entered the building complex. KPK senior investigator Novel Baswedan participated in the search.
On Wednesday, Edhy was named a suspect of lobster seed export graft case by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). He was arrested in a sting operation by KPK investigators.
After the arrest, Edhy announced his resignation as Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and Gerindra Party deputy chairman. He also apologized to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto.
"I want to apologize to President Joko Widodo. I have betrayed his trust. I also want to apologize to (Gerindra Party Chairman) Prabowo Subianto," Edhy stated.
Besides Edhy, the anti-corruption agency also announced six other suspects, including several staff of Edhy and his wife, Iis Rosita Dewi. Edhy and his aides allegedly received at least Rp9.8 billion and US$100 thousand from businessmen.