Jayapura, Jubi – The Jayapura Police were questioning a 29-year-old man who was caught with bullets at the Sentani Airport on Sunday (12/10).
The Jayapura Police Chief, the Adjunct Police Senior Commissionaire Sondang Siagian firmly said that the police were questioning the man, identified as TW, and two witnesses.
“TW is still denying, but we continue our investigation. We think those bullets would be sent to Wamena, but we are still checking its last destination and whether it has connection with the armed criminal group,” the Chief said on Monday (13/10).
While the Head of Sentani Airport, Herson told to reporters the airport authority tightens the numbers of departure entrances after the arrest of passenger in the X-ray room. In addition, they also tighten the security check on passengers; such as they must remove their jacket and vest for X-ray examination.
“But there are no additional officers. We tighten the entrance towards the arrival and cargo halls. Itís quite safe, because some airport facilities have also been standardized. We also donít need the special protection from the police at the airport area,” he said on Monday (13/10).
From the data compiled by Jubi on Sunday (12/10), the joined team of Jayapura Police and Sentani Airport Police seized 146 bullets of various sizes from TW when he was planning to flight to Wamena. He wrapped it all with the black adhesive tape and put it in his bag before hiding it into his jacket. The police also seized a unit of mobile phone. (Indrayadi TH/rom)