Mimika – The Head of Cartenz Peace Operations (Kaops Damai Cartenz), Police Commissioner Dr. Faizal Ramadhani, personally spearheaded the ceremony for the release of the body of the late Brigadier Alfando Steve Karamoy, a Cartenz-2024 Peace Operations personnel who lost his life due to gunfire from the Armed Criminal Group (KKB) in Intan Jaya.
An atmosphere of sorrow enveloped the ceremony, which took place at Mozes Kilangin Timika Airport on Saturday (20/01/2024) morning.
During the procession of the body, several officials were in attendance, including Deputy Head of Peace Ops Cartenz, Police Commissioner Ronny Suseno, Danmen I Pelopor Pasbrimob III, Police Commissioner Danu Windarto, and various other officers.
Head of the Public Relations Task Force for Cartenz Peace Operations, AKBP Dr. Bayu Suseno, S.H., M.H., M.M, clarified that the body of the late Brigadier Alfando Steve Karamoy was transported via a Smar-Air PK-SNP aircraft from Bilorai Sugapa Airport, Intan Jaya Regency, to Timika.
“The body was subsequently flown to Luwuk Banggai, Central Sulawesi Province, following a release ceremony led directly by Kaops Damai Cartenz,” he stated.
In his address, Kaops Damai Cartenz Police Commissioner Dr. Faizal Ramadhani expressed profound condolences for the loss of one of the nation’s devoted sons in the line of duty.
“We deeply mourn the passing of our comrade, the late Brigadier Alfando Steve Karamoy. May strength be granted to the grieving family,” he conveyed.
It is worth noting that this incident occurred in Intan Jaya Regency under the leadership of Apen Kobogau (Deputy Pangkodap VIII). The KKB’s assault is suspected to have originated from behind the Telkomsel BTS Tower in Bilogai Village, Sugapa District, Intan Jaya Regency, resulting in an injury to one Cartenz Peace Operations personnel.
Head of Public Relations Task Force for Cartenz Peace Operations, AKBP Dr. Bayu Suseno, S.H., M.H., M.M, explained that Cartenz Peace Operations personnel in the area endured a 30-minute attack from the KKB from the rear of their post.
“Presently, we are actively investigating the movements of the KKB in the Intan Jaya region,” remarked Bayu Suseno.
In his statement, Kaops Damai Cartenz, Police Commissioner Dr. Faizal Ramadhani underscored that efforts to locate the Armed Criminal Group will be conducted with utmost diligence, and they will be subjected to legal processes in accordance with applicable regulations.
“Currently, our forces are still in pursuit and conducting searches around the crime scene (TKP),” Faizal concluded.