Antara – Translator: Intern/Imaji Lasahido, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police extended the period of the territorial operation on Papua Province under the code name Cartenz Peace Operation 2023 for six months starting from January 1, to June 30, 2023.
The Police Chief of the Public Relations Division, Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo, said that the extension period of the operation was based on the evaluation results carried out by the National Police. "For the Cartenz Peace Operation, it was extended and currently a personnel shift is being carried out," said Dedi in Jakarta, Thursday, December 29, 2022.
Dedi emphasized that this year's Cartenz Peace Operation prioritizes preventive and persuasive actions for the people of Papua.
The Cartenz Peace Operation started on January 17 to December 31, 2022. This operation replaced the previous police operation called the Namengkawi Operation. The Cartenz Peace Operation involved 1,925 personnel consisting of Papuan Police personnel supported by the National Police Headquarters, and 101 military personnel.
The operation was focused on just five regions under police jurisdiction, namely the Pegunungan Bintang District, Yahukimo District, Nguda District, Intan Jaya District, and Puncak Ilaga District.
The Cartenz Peace Operation prioritizes community development, intelligence, and public relations functions supported by a joint law enforcement task force. Law enforcement involvement was formed as a precaution against any criminalization or disturbance activities by the Armed Criminal Group (KKB) in Papua Province.