Jayapura, 3/7 (Jubi) – Papua Police Chief Inspector General Tito Karnavian said three weapons seized at the Sorong Seaport on Monday (30/6) had been intended for an rebels in Paniai, Papua.
“One of the suspects with initial SK admitted to have connection to the armed group in Paniai. SK was a gold miner at Topo area, Nabire where he got to know with the group. He said to the group that he could procure weapons from Tobelo, therefore he got Rp 120 millions to buy the weapons,” Tito said.
“SK whose origin from Supiori went to Tobelo and contacted his mates MW and DRK. So one suspect is Papua origin while two suspects are coming from Tobello,” the Chief said in the press conference on Thursday (3/7).
“Last Tuesday we sent them to Jayapura. Currently we are investigating whether the firearms was belong to the police that grasped by them or it was purchased in the South Philippines based on the last information,” he said.
He further said within the last two months, the police have succeeded detaining four cases of gun smuggling. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)