Teens arrested for selling sharp weapons
The Jakarta Post
The Depok Police’s Jaguar Team, tasked with combating street crime, recently arrested two teenagers suspected of selling sharp weapons. The suspects, a 16 year-old male and a 17-year old female, were arrested at Universitas Indonesia bus stop on Jl. Margonda in Depok, West Java, as they were reportedly in the process of handing over a celurit (traditional machete) to a buyer.
Jaguar Team chief First Insp. Winam Agus said his team had gathered information from Instagram that suggested the transaction would take place at the bus stop in the early hours of Thursday morning.
When arriving at the bus stop at around 3 a.m., the team members, who were in disguise, reportedly only found the pair of teenagers sitting on the bus stop’s bench. The team then searched the teenagers and found a large celurit in a bag they had brought.
“A nearly one-meter-long celurit was found in a bag they brought,” Winam said, as quoted by tempo.co on Thursday, adding that the teenagers had admitted to being members of a Jakarta gang called Belajar Gila (learning to be crazy). Both the teenagers are South Jakarta residents.
They had also allegedly conducted transactions for sharp weapons before. The weapons were sold to other teenagers to be used in brawls.
The two teenagers were brought to Depok Police headquarters for further investigations. (vny)
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