TEMPO.CO, Timika - Papua Police Chief Insp. General Boy Rafli Amar said they are expanding security measures against the movement of armed criminal groups to Timika City.
The police made the decision following gun contacts between armed criminal groups and the police in the mountainous area of Tembagapura district, Mimika, Papua.
Boy said in Timika on Tuesday that the armed criminals are a threat to the public. The police, he added, will consistently seek ways to fight them to prevent more people from becoming victims.
He said the police will prioritize detection efforts and remain on standby in dealing with security situations in in both the mountain and urban areas.
According to Boy, police officers deployed to the zones are members of the task force assigned to secure national vital object (Satgas Amole), stationed near the area of Freeport Indonesia. Members who are in the city are also trained to anticipate situations and conditions that may occur.
The inspector hopes that the police will be given ample time to enforce law against the armed criminals who have disturbed public order and security in Papua.