Jayapura – Joint TNI and Polri personnel in the Cartenz Peace Task Force succeeded in paralyzing 5 KKB Bintang Mountains during a Law Enforcement Operation carried out on Saturday (29/9/2023) early morning. In this operation the Task Force also succeeded in confiscating 3 firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
Head of the Cartenz 2023 Peace Public Relations Task Force, AKBP Dr. Bayu Suseno S.H, S.I.K, MH, when confirmed, said that the origin of the three firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition that were seized had been identified.
“Two rifles are organic firearms from Pamtas 725/Varoagi Task Force personnel who disappeared on June 28 2019 (when the M1-17V5 HA-5138 TNI AD helicopter lost contact in the Oksop District) namely the SS2 V3_K1 Long Rifle (Serial Number 93.004236) and the Brouning Pistol FN (Serial Number OT6117).” said Bayu.
Meanwhile, one black long-barreled firearm with the words NOVESKE written on it with a black scope is still in the process of being identified. However, it is strongly suspected that the firearm came from PNG and was purchased by the Pegubin KKB Troops in early 2022.
Then, regarding the hundreds of ammunition found, it is strongly suspected that it came from the same source, namely the TNI AD helicopter incident which lost contact and was also purchased from PNG.
Apart from that, the process of identifying the 5 bodies of KKB is still ongoing.
“Yes, that’s right, the body identification process is still ongoing, we adhere to the principles of caution and accuracy so that the identification results are valid. Later we will publish the results,” added Bayu
The five KKBs are part of the Bintang Mountains KKB Group under the leadership of Ananias Ati Mimin. This group’s criminal track record includes the murder of 1 nurse at the Kiwirok Community Health Center, the abuse of 5 Kiwirok Community Health Center officers, the burning of several buildings in Kiwirok including 1 unit of the Bank Papua building, 1 unit of the Kiwirok Community Health Center building, 2 units of nurses’ homes which occurred on Last September 13 2021. Then also the murder of 3 motorcycle taxi drivers and the abuse of 3 other motorcycle taxi drivers in Mangabib Village, Oksebang District, Gunung Bintang Regency on December 5 2022.