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Two Indonesian soldiers interrogated over sale of ammunition

30th October 2014 | 1.978 Views
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - The investigators from the Army Military Police have questioned two personnel from the Indonesian Military for their alleged involvement in selling ammunition to Papuan separatists, stated a military spokesman.

The two suspects are under police detention since Wednesday, but their names have not yet been revealed to the public, Rikas Hidayatullah, the spokesman of the Cendrawasih Regional Military Command Colonel, remarked here on Thursday.

"I do not know their names. I have just heard that two army personnel from Wamena have been detained and questioned by the Army Military Police," he noted.

The two army soldiers and a retired army personnel had allegedly got involved in the sale of ammunition. The truth came to light following the arrest of a suspect named First Police Brigadier Tanggap Jikwa on Sunday (October 26).

Tanggap Jikwa, who was arrested along with five armed separatists, confessed that he had got the ammunition from his uncle, who was an Indonesian Military personnel.

The retired army personnel's case is being handled by the local police.