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KNPB Timika chief held over ammunition supply to separatist group

Antara News - September 25, 2022

Evarukdijati, Suharto, Jayapura, Papua – A joint team of security personnel on Friday night arrested the chief of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) for Timika over his alleged involvement in the supply of ammunition to an armed criminal group in Papua.

The joint team comprised personnel from the Damai Cartenz Law Enforcement Task Force and the Mimika Resort Police

"It is true that the chief of KNPB for Timika, identified by his initials as YA, has been arrested for his alleged role in the supply of ammunition to an armed criminal group (KKB)," director of general crime investigation at the Papua Provincial Police, Senior Commissioner Faizal Rahmadani, said.

YA is being investigated by the Mimika Resort Police in Timika, Papua, he added.

In October 2021, the Mimika police and Nemangkawi anti-terrorist task force had investigated the discovery of an ammunition stash of six hundred 5.56-mm bullets suspected to be supplied for the Papuan separatist group in Timika.

At least four people were arrested in connection with the discovery of the ammunition.

Source: https://en.antaranews.com/news/251413/knpb-timika-chief-held-over-ammunition-supply-to-separatist-grou