Boxes with 40 Bullets Found in Merauke


Merauke, Jubi – A resident found two cardboard boxes filled with 40 bullets in front of elementary school SD Budi Mulia in Merauke district, the military said.

The chief of Military Command 1707 in Merauke, Lt. Col. I Made Alit Yuda told reporters Thursday (12/02/2015) that Rangga, 16, found the boxes on January 8 and immediately brought them to the military.

Initially he thought there were phones in the boxes, so took and then opened them.
“Our personnel have received and secured the bullets. Yes, he was questioned and then immediately let go as he did not know where the bullets were from,” he said.

“I don’t know the size of the bullet, but we’re looking for more information,” he said.

Separately, the chief of Merauke police criminal investigation  Adjunct Commissioner Chanda said he was not aware of the finding. (Frans L Kobun/ Tina)


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