Firm Action on KST Papua Firearms Thieves
Papua – Due to an act of theft of firearms committed by KST Papua, the Papua Police Propam Division immediately moved very quickly to conduct inspections of members of the Homeyo Police and at the same time conducted a search and pursuit of the separatist group in order to restore a conducive situation in Cenderawasih Earth and so that government development is not hampered.
Handling and investigation into cases of theft of firearms (senpi) carried out by Papuan Groups and Terrorists (KST), in which the rifles belonged to members of the Homeyo Sector Police (Polsek), Intan Jaya, Central Papua Province are continuing.
It was not half-hearted, even the Professional and Security Division of the Indonesian National Police (Div Propam Polri) of the Papua Regional Police (Polda) immediately intervened in resolving the case. Until now, the security forces are also still continuing to search for firearms that were taken away by the separatist gang in Bumi Cenderawasih.
Regarding this matter, the Deputy Head of the Papua Regional Police (Wakapolda), Brigadier General of Police (Brigjen Pol) Ramdani Hidayat explained that at least since July 15 2023, several members of the Homeyo Police had conducted investigations. Then, other members will also be examined including the Sector Police Chief (Kapolsek) Homeyo.
Furthermore, not only conducting inspections of Polri members whose firearms were stolen by KST Papua, but the Propam Division is also currently continuing to search for the missing SS-1 type weapon and continue to pursue the perpetrators who stole it.
The search for the stolen firearms and the pursuit of the separatist gang were also assisted by the Damai Cartens Task Force and the Papua Regional Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob Polda). The Cartenz Peace Task Force has also immediately dispatched their team to the location along with units from Mobile Brigade to carry out the search and pursuit.
For information, it is known that previously there had been acts of theft of firearms belonging to members of the National Police. However, it turned out that KST Papua had also taken violent action by attacking the Sector Police (Polsek) and Military District Command (Koramil) in Homeyo and there had also been gunfire between the separatist group and the police at that time.
An attack and shooting incident occurred on Sunday 16 July 2023 at around 07:00 Eastern Indonesia Time (WIT), in which the Papuan terrorist separatist group also shot the Homeyo Police and Koramil while holding a meeting with religious and community leaders .
In the midst of the meeting, which was also discussing the theft of long-barreled weapons belonging to the Homeyo Police, suddenly there was an unexpected and very disgraceful attack from KST Papua by shooting.
Suddenly, by moving swiftly, the ranks of the security apparatus from the joint personnel of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) immediately fired back at the separatist group. The shooting that occurred between the two reportedly lasted for at least 2 (two) hours.
However, due to the fact that there were ranks of security forces from joint personnel who moved quickly and responsively, thanks to them, even though there had been gunfire against the separatist and terrorist groups in Bumi Cenderawasih, there were no casualties.
After shooting at the Homeyo Police and Koramil, then KST Papua shifted towards Bilal Village. The Head of the Public Relations Division of the Papua Regional Police (Kabid Humas Polda), Chief Commissioner of Police (Kombes Pol) Ignatius Benny Ady Prabowo also emphasized that until now, investigations and investigations into the case of the theft of firearms were also being carried out.
He then also appealed to all people in the Homeyo District, Intan Jaya Regency, to continue to provide their full support to the ranks of the security forces from the joint personnel of the TNI, Polri and BIN in order to be able to continue to maintain the situation and conditions, especially regarding security and public order (Kamtibmas). can continue to be safe and conducive for the implementation of progress and also the development of development promoted by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) in the area.
How could it not be, the article is of course that with the many series of commotions that continue to be carried out by KST Papua it is very threatening to the conditions and situations as well as security for all citizens in Cenderawasih Earth and also has the potential to hinder the development efforts that the government wants to carry out in order to accelerate the welfare of all members of the Indonesian community. native Papuans (OAP).
Therefore, as well as to continue to maintain conditions and security in the community to be maintained, the Propam Polri Division immediately moved quickly to examine members of the Homeyo Police and their weapons were stolen and also immediately conducted a search and pursuit of KST Papua.