Ambon – Joint TNI-Polri officers succeeded in arresting two perpetrators and thwarting the smuggling of homemade weapons and ammunition at Ambon’s Yos Sudarso Port.
From the hands of the perpetrator, the police confiscated 3 long-barreled homemade firearms and 58 SS1 sharp ammunition made by Pindad with a caliber of 5.56 millimeters.
“The perpetrator with the initials JL alias Jeri was arrested at Yos Sudarso Port Ambon when he was about to carry a number of pieces of evidence in the form of long-barreled homemade firearms and ammunition, on Monday (11/13/2023) at around 00:10 WITA,” said the Ambon Island Police Chief. and Pp Lease, Police Commissioner Driyono Andri Ibrahim, Friday (17/11/2023).
Driyono Andri said they would take the three rifles and 58 ammunition to Papua to be traded to armed criminal groups (KKB). After examining the perpetrator JL, he confirmed that he got the illegal goods from the perpetrator FL alias Edi.
By moving quickly, members of the KPYS Ambon Police, led directly by Inspector Jukisno Kaisupy and together with other members, arrested the perpetrator FL alias Edi in Masohi, Central Maluku.
The arrest process for the perpetrator FL alias Edi took place dramatically when he was chased by police officers in the mountainous forest area of Kilo 12 Masohi, Maluku, on Wednesday (15/11/2023) at around 21.00 evening.
“The evidence, in the form of a long-barreled homemade firearm and SS1 sharp ammunition, will later be sold for two stale butts worth Rp. 12 million and wooden stocks for around Rp. 3.5 million, while ammunition will be sold per item for Rp. 50,000,” said the KPYS Police Chief. Ambon, Inspector Julkisno Kaisupy.
For their actions, the two perpetrators were thrown into detention at the Ambon Island Police and Pp Lease, with the application of Article paragraph (1) of the Emergency Law Number 12 of 1951 in conjunction with Article 55 of the Criminal Code and/or Article 56 of the Criminal Code, with the threat of the death penalty or life imprisonment.