The Jakarta Post
Since Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Idham Aziz instructed on July 3 that his team crack down on street crime by taking firm action against robbers in the city, the police have detained 320 people and shot 52.
Of the 52 alleged robbers who were shot, 11 are dead.
“This is a firm and measured operation against those who retaliated against the officers and put other people in danger,” said Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono as quoted by tempo.co on Saturday.
From July 6 to 12 alone, Argo said, 1,237 people were put into a rehabilitation program while 247 alleged robbers were arrested in 532 cases of street crime comprising mugging, vehicle theft and home invasion attempts.
The operation is taking place to improve security ahead of the Asian Games and will last until Aug. 3. (vla)