Police show the weapons to journalist in a press conference - IST

Police weapons procurement to control conflict in Papua and Poso


Police show the weapons to journalist in a press conference – IST

Jakarta, Jubi – Police Headquarters said the police weapons procurement is aimed at mass control in conflict-prone regions such as Papua and Poso, Central Sulawesi. It is also the reason for the procurement of weapons for the Brimob corps.

The police elite troops imported 280 grenade launcher guns and 5,932 grains of ammunition.

“The weapon is used for dalmas (mass control), for Poso and Papua, where operations are in the forests,” said Inspector General Inspector General Setyo Wasisto at the Pancasila Sakti Monument complex in Lubang Buaya, East Jakarta, Sunday (October 1 ).

Setyo said the weapons are still in the Airport Cargo of Soekarno-Hatta is still waiting for permission from the relevant agencies. The application for a license has been given to the Strategic Intelligence Agency (BAIS) of the TNI under the applicable provisions.


Furthermore, Setyo said that related to the polemic of this weapon was immediately taken over by the Ministry of Politics, Law and Security.

“Now that the problem has been withdrawn by the Ministry of Polhukam, it has been handed over to BAIS and has been appointed to Polkam (Kemenkopolhukam),” said the two-star general.

On different occasions, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Wiranto deplored the heavily armed purchasing problem carried out by the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) and the Police.

“Actually there are many things that do not need to be a public commodity, there are problems that are solved by way of consensus, my job as Coordinating Minister for Political and Security on the order of the president to coordinate the institution under me to so;ve this,” he said.

Former Armed Forces Commander (now TNI) stated that he would sit together with TNI Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo, National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian, BIN Chief Budi General Gunawan and PT Pindad to solve the polemic of weapons procurement.(*)


Source: CNN Indonesia
Editor: Zely Ariane

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