Pistol, bullets, found in lake at TMII
An FN pistol and dozens of bullets have been discovered in the lake of the Air Tawar Museum at the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) culture and tourism park in East Jakarta on Thursday, a park spokesman has confirmed.
Park spokesman Dwi Atmojo said that the pistol and bullets were found when employees of the park drained the lake.
“Our security officers took the items and immediately reported them to the police,” Dwi told The Jakarta Post Digital on Friday.
East Jakarta Police chief detective Sr. Comr. Dian Perri confirmed the report, saying that the firearm belonged to a member of the Indonesian Military.
“The pistol is now being held at the Cipayung Police Precinct,” Dian said as quoted by kompas.com, adding that the police were investigating the discovery.
According to the Cipayung Police Precinct, the pistol was found wrapped in white plastic by a park janitor, along with three 45-caliber bullets, two 30-caliber bullets, 22 38-caliber bullets, 19 9-caliber bullets and 147 65-caliber rifle bullets.
Dwi emphasized that the discovery had posed no threat to visitors.
“We reported to the police immediately and the incident passed off unnoticed by visitors. The park is safe for visitors and is open as usual,” he cited.