Jayapura, Jubi – Three Lanny Jaya residents, namely Yakinus Murib, Uras Telenggen, and Diminus Kogoya, who were arrested by joint forces on February 7, 2023 in Kimbim District, Jayawijaya Regency, are now still in Jayawijaya Police custody. The three of them were charged with alleged sale and purchase of 70 rounds of ammunition.
"They are charged with Article 1 paragraph (1) of Emergency Law No. 12/1951, as well as Article 55 paragraph 1, and Article 56 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code related to the transaction of 70 rounds of ammunition," the defendant's legal counsel, Yance Tenouye, told Jubi via WhatsApp service message on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
Tenouye said two Indonesian Military (TNI) members brought ammunition to Lanny Jaya riding a motorcycle. Meanwhile, the three civilians followed him using a car. Arriving in Kimbim District, they were intercepted by police officers. The two TNI members and the three civilians were detained," he said.
"They were arrested before arriving in Lanny Jaya Regency. It is suspected that there was a purchase of ammunition between the parties," he added.
Tenouye said he had met Yakinus Murib, Uras Telenggen, and Diminus Kogoya to sign the power of attorney. (*)