Three Armed Group Members Could Face Charges over Firearms Possession


Jayapura, Jubi – Police have arrested three suspected members of an armed groups (KB) in Lanny Jaya, Papua. They could face charges of illegal firearms possession under Emergency Law No. 12 of 1951.

Papua Police spokesman Commissioner Patrige Renwarin said two people were arrested in late January, identified by their initials KW and Km. Another suspect, WG, was caught last week

“They are allegedly firearm providers for armed group leader Enden Wanimbo in Lanny Jaya. All three are suspected of possession of FN guns,” Renwarin said last week.

The suspects are being held in the detention center for further investigation. In addition, the suspect, GW was arrested along with other two colleagues at the end of January. Only when he was released due to insufficient evidence.

“When two of suspects were investigated , they claimed that the gun belonged to GW. Our members then back to search and catch GW at one hotel in Wamena Airport on Monday at 5.30 p.m (16/3), “he said.


Meanwhile, Papua Police chief Inspector General (Pol) Yotje Mende said the firearms that are used by armed groups in the central mountainous region of Papua was purchased, there is also a weapon belongs to members of the military / police on duty in the region. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)

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