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Possible connection between suspected Jambi terrorists and Tolitoli terrorist network: Police

  • Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 1, 2017   /   08:24 am
 Possible connection between suspected Jambi terrorists and Tolitoli terrorist network: Police Under investigation: Jambi Police personnel carry several pieces of evidence confiscated during a raid in Kampung Bugis, Kenali Besar, Alam Barajo, Jambi, on May 29. (Antara/Wahdi Septiawan)

An investigation by the National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad has found a possible connection between M, 29, a suspected terrorist arrested during a raid in Kampung Bugis, Kenali Besar, Alam Barajo district, Jambi, on Monday, and the Tolitoli terrorist network.

M is one of three people the antiterror squad arrested in Kenali Besar on Monday. M was apprehended at around 11:30 p.m. local time and was the only one processed further.

Police said Densus 88 personnel also arrested on Monday another terrorist suspect identified as W, 29. The Batanghari resident was arrested in Kumpeh, Muarojambi regency.

(Read also: Police arrest three suspected terrorists in Jambi)

National Police spokesperson Brig.Gen.Rikwanto said on Tuesday that the two suspects were taken into custody at the Jambi Police for further questioning.

Rikwanto claimed both M and W were members of a Jambi terrorist group, saying they had attended training in Kampar, Riau, with dozens of others from Medan, North Sumatra; Palembang, South Sumatra; and Pekanbaru, Riau.

“M had participated in bomb-making training held by the Jambi group at the home of W, with an instructor identified as A from Bogor, West Java,” said Rikwanto as quoted by tribratanews.polri.go.id.

He said W had once given Rp 9 million (US$ 676.08) and Rp 5 million worth of gold to the Tolitoli group to buy firearms and to carry out attacks.  (ebf)