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For South Tangerang gangs 'COD' stands for 'brawl': Police

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 24, 2019   /   03:18 pm
For South Tangerang gangs 'COD' stands for 'brawl': Police Youths (not those mentioned in the story) brawl on Jl. Rambutan in Tebet, South Jakarta, on Jan. 22. (Warta Kota/Feryanto Hadi)

Two gangs in South Tangerang, identified as Gang Salak and the Parung Benying (Parben) Group, reportedly agreed to use a "COD" code on social media as their signal to brawl.

"The term COD or 'cash on delivery' used in their discussions means to brawl," South Tangerang Police criminal investigation chief Adj. Comr. Alexander Yurikho said on Wednesday.

The acronym COD usually signifies that a retailer would accept cash on delivery as payment for shipped goods or services.

"This is the negative side of the development of communication technology. A few days ago, one suspect, who was subject to a police search, communicated with the victim via Facebook. That's when the exchange of mocking insults happened," he said, wartakota.tribunnews.com reported.

A brawl that took place on April 19 on Jl. Bukit Raya, Serua in Ciputat, took the life of  Steven Saulus Kevin, 22, who died with stab wounds all over his body.

Alexander said there were a total of 14 suspects from the two groups, seven of whom had been arrested. The police are currently searching for the remaining seven suspects.

The police have also confiscated 13 sickles during separate arrests.

Police said the suspects are to be charged with first degree murder, which carries a possible death sentence. Three suspects who are under age could face a maximum of 10 years in prison. (sau)