Police Investigate Findings of 600 Ammunition for KKB in Papua's Timika

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  • A number of police officers carry out post-riot security by mobs who refuse the inauguration of Regent Asmat Elisa Kambu and Deputy Regent Thomas Eppe Safanpo in Agats, Asmat Regency, Papua, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Security officers are on standby to anticipate further actions by the masses who have damaged several facilities. ANTARA / Alexander Lefteuw

    A number of police officers carry out post-riot security by mobs who refuse the inauguration of Regent Asmat Elisa Kambu and Deputy Regent Thomas Eppe Safanpo in Agats, Asmat Regency, Papua, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Security officers are on standby to anticipate further actions by the masses who have damaged several facilities. ANTARA / Alexander Lefteuw

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe joint team of the Papua's Mimika Police and the Nemangkawi Task Force are still investigating the findings of more than 600 rounds of 5.56 millimeter ammunition that were reportedly the supply for the armed criminal group (KKB) in Timika.

    Mimika Police Chief Adj. Sr. Come. Era Adhinata said the policemen had thus far arrested four people involved in the bullet trade syndicate.

    “We have secured four people. We are still coordinating to find out where the ammunition came from. The investigation is still ongoing until now,” said Era in Timika, Wednesday, October 6.

    Three of the four people were arrested by the Nemangkawi Task Force in Timika last Thursday. One of the perpetrators identified as AB was nabbed at his home in Timika. The authorities confiscated 255 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition and one motorbike without a plate number.

    AB admitted that he had sold 350 rounds of ammunition to a person named KG through an BS. Following up on AB's statement, the Nemangkawi Task Force Team then arrested the BS and KG in Timika.

    The police also secured Daihatsu Terios car with the police’s plate number PA-1689-MJ. The Nemangkawi Task Force collected a total of 604 rounds of ammunition in Timika .

    KG admitted that the hundreds of ammunition were planned to be sold to the head of KKB Nduga Egianus Kogoya.

    Egianus Kogoya, who is in the police’s wanted list (DPO), is known to be the most responsible person for a number of armed violence and murder cases in Nduga, including the murder of dozens of workers of PT Istaka Karya, a contractor company working on Trans Papua projects on December 2, 2018.

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