Densus 88 Nab Suspected Terrorist in Sleman

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  • Anti-terrorism Densus 88 and West Java Police raid a house in Bandung. TEMPO/Prima Mulia.

    Anti-terrorism Densus 88 and West Java Police raid a house in Bandung. TEMPO/Prima Mulia.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The anti-terrorism squad Densus 88 on Tuesday, December 11, arrested a suspected terrorist in a rental house in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta. 

    “One suspected terrorist is arrested by Densus 88,” said Head of Police's Public Information Bureau Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo in National Police Headquarter in South Jakarta, Wednesday, December 12.

    The alleged terrorist with an initial IA is from Indramayu, West Java. Based on the information, three other people were arrested but were yet detained.

    The arrest was conducted based on the Law No. 5 of 2018 concerning the Eradication of Criminal Acts of Terrorism. Dedi explained the arrest was carried out to develop alleged terrorism case which involving the suspected terrorist. “We still investigate and search the network,” he said.

    The police suspected that IA involved in a terrorist network that previously revealed by Densus 88. According to Dedi, the arrest aimed as a preventive measure of terrorism act.

    “This is a progress of several cases that we have handled before, so we further investigate the network. If there is a strong indication that a person will perform a terror act, Densus 88 will take a preventive step which is detention,” Dedi concluded.

    ANDITA RAHMA