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Suspected terrorist arrested in Banten

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Jakarta | Fri, August 11, 2017 | 06:37 pm
Suspected terrorist arrested in Banten Police personnel guard a vehicle used by three suspected terrorists captured by the Densus 88 counterterrorism squad during an operation in Kampung Kepuh, Ciwandan, Cilegon, Banten. (Antara/Asep Fathulrahman)

The National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested a suspected terrorist identified as SP at the Graha Raya Bintaro housing complex in Serpong Utara, South Tangerang, Banten, on Friday morning, just as he was set to take his child to school.

National Police spokesperson Sr. Com. Martinus Sitompul said SP was allegedly involved in dispatching Indonesian citizens to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group in the Philippines and Syria.

“SP raised funds for the departure of a number of people travelling to the Philippines and Syria,” Martinus said as quoted by kompas.com, adding that SP would be further interrogated at the National Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java.

Personnel from Densus 88 also brought along SP’s wife and child to Brimob headquarters for questioning.

Some Densus 88 personnel searched his house and seized evidence such as SP’s cell phone and documents. (vny)

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