Joint force raids Uncen rented flats in Jayapura

Dozens of motorcycles seized by joint force at Uncen rented flats – Jubi / Arjuna.

Jayapura, Jubi – 400 personnel of the Papua Police, Mobile Brigade and Jayapura Military Command 1701 were mobilised to raid rent flats in Perumnas III, Waena, Jayapura Municipality, Papua on Wednesday (4/ 4/2018).

Jayapura Municipality Police Chief the Adjunct Senior Police Commissionaire Gustav Urbinas said their primary goal is to response the declaration leaflets disseminated by the committee of the preparation of independence of the West Papua Republic, which was planned to be held at Camp Wolker area on Thursday (5/4/2018), as well as to develop some cases of vehicles theft in Jayapura,” said Urbinas in his office on Wednesday (4/4) / 2018).

The joint force raided the four units of rent flats and managed to secure 35 motorcycles, 130 laptops either in a complete or dismantled condition that were allegedly stolen goods.

In addition, Urninas said the joint force found two active ammunitions for long barrel gun and two empty bullets. They also found that a room in a rented flat has been occupied as a secretariat of a group against the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. Then the police seized a morning star flag and organisation flag, banners and other attributes in this room.

The Head of the Papua Representative Office of the National Human Rights Commission, Frits Ramandey, who visited the Jayapura Municipality Office after the arrest, said he wanted to ensure that the dozens of people were treated fairly. “I met them and see they are all in good condition. The police chief also gave assurance that they will be treated well in the police’s office,” said Ramandey.

However, he hoped if the police do not have enough evidence to process these people to the court, they should be released immediately. “Related to the alleged vehicle’s theft, I support the police because it will reveal the criminals who made trouble in the community. (*)


Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier