Police detain 11 Salemba inmates
JAKARTA: Police took into custody 11 inmates from the Salemba detention center in Central Jakarta on Monday following a mass brawl between inmates.
The brawl was incited by an incident on Sunday when inmates from Block Q beat up an inmate from Block M, Margono who was passing Block Q.
Inmates from Block M then attacked Block Q but guards at the detention center were able to prevent further clashes, detik.com reported.
However, another clash took place on Monday at about 3 p.m. involving more inmates than Sunday's brawl.
This time, the guards sought help from the Central Jakarta Police precinct as well as the Jakarta Police Headquarters.
Police officers arrested 11 inmates believed to be the perpetrators of the brawl. They also found a machete under a mattress when conducting a sweep after taking control of the situation. -- JP