Densus 88 arrests terror suspect in Tangerang

The Indonesian Police’s anti-terror squad, Densus 88, on Wednesday arrested a 54-year-old man suspected of raising funds for a terror outfit in Tangerang district, Banten province.

“It is true, a terror suspect, identified by his initials as AM, has been arrested,” spokesperson for the Jakarta Metro Police, Senior Commissioner Pol. Yusri Yunus, confirmed in a statement issued here the same day.

AM was arrested at 7.45 a.m. local time in the Islamic Village Complex in Kelapa Dua, Tangerang, he informed.

The Densus 88 also conducted a search at the suspect’s house, Yunus added.

Separately, spokesperson for the Indonesian Police, Brig.Gen Pol. Rusdi Hartono, said the suspect had been allegedly acting as a fundraiser for militant group, Jamaah Islamiyah (JI).

“AM was tasked as a fundraiser for Jamaah Islamiyah, it is known as isthisad,” Hartono told the press.

AM also conducted entrepreneurship training for all JI members for starting businesses, he added.

“With that, members’ businesses were expected to grow and this would increase donations to the organization,” he said, adding that the funds were meant to be used to support the terror outfit.

The arrest of AM in Tangerang was a follow-up to the arrests of 22 terror suspects in East Java between February and early March this year.

The anti-terror squad made some of the arrests in East Java, Jakarta, West Sumatra, and North Sumatra on March 19, 2021.

It arrested two suspects in Jakarta, six suspects in West Sumatra and 18 suspects in North Sumatra.(INE)

 

Source: Antara News

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