Jayapura, Jubi – Investigators of the Mimika Police Criminal Investigation Unit handed over three suspects in a weapon and ammunition trafficking case to the Mimika District Attorney's Office in Timika, the capital of Mimika Regency, Central Papua Province. This was stated by spokesperson of Papua Police Sr. Comr. Ahmad Musthofa Kamal in Jayapura City on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
The three suspects were Meki Nabelau, Botak Kogoya, and Yanto Awerkion. The delegation of the three was carried out by investigators after the case files were declared complete (P21) by the Mimika Prosecutor's Office.
"One of the suspects, Yanto Awerkion, is the chairman of the West Papua National Committee in the Mimika Region. He sells ammunition. While Meki Nabelau and Botak Kogoya are the buyers," Kamal said.
According to Kamal, the three suspects were charged with Article 1 paragraph (1) of Emergency Law No. 12/1951 on possession of firearms without rights. "All three can be sentenced to criminal sanctions in the form of the death penalty, life imprisonment, or imprisonment for up to 20 years," Kamal said.
On September 22, 2022, the Cartenz Peace Task Force team with the Mimika Police arrested Meki Nabelau in the Jayanti area, Mimika Gunung Village, Kuala Kencana District. On September 23, 2022, police arrested Botak Kogoya at Poros Street, Settlement Unit 5, Timika and Yanto Awerkion in the Pondok Indah Amor Housing, Settlement Unit 3, Timika. (*)