Source Pravda.Ru

Indonesian police arrest four smugglers of explosives

Indonesian police said Friday they had arrested four people involved in smuggling hundreds of kilograms of explosive materials from Malaysia into Indonesia. East Kalimantan Police Chief Maj. Gen. Sitompul said that four other suspects escaped and remain at large.

He said the four, three women and a man, were seized on a speedboat heading for the town of Pare Pare on Sulawesi island.

Indonesian security forces have been on high alert since Oct. 1, when three suicide bombers set off charges killing 20 other people on the resort island of Bali.

"Police have seized hundreds kilograms of explosive material, a thousand meters of fuse and 900 detonators," said Sitompul, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. He said the suspects had arrived from Tawau in eastern Malaysia.

"We are still investigating this case to determine whether the four suspects have links with previous bombings including Bali," he said.

Sitompul said police were also searching for a man he identified only by his initials A.M., whom he described as "the owner of those explosive materials."

T.E.

Comments
Putin: Ilyushin shootdown is incidental
NATO's 5,000 warplanes ready to bomb Russia, Chinese media say
Ukraine owned the missile that shot down Flight MH17 Boeing
Ukraine owned the missile that shot down Flight MH17 Boeing
Kremlin refuses to announce Russia's further steps against Israel over Il-20 shootdown
Putin loses everything he has
Will USA strike Russian forces in Syria?
Putin loses everything he has
Putin loses everything he has
The new war front of the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine
The new war front of the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine
Russia blames Israel for Syria's move to shoot down Il-20 military aircraft above Mediterranean
Putin: Ilyushin shootdown is incidental
Yulia Samoilova, Russia’s disabled singer, migrates to Europe
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
NATO's 5,000 warplanes ready to bomb Russia, Chinese media say
NATO's 5,000 warplanes ready to bomb Russia, Chinese media say
Israel's Netanyahu calls Putin, blames Syria for Il-20 crash
The new war front of the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
Kremlin refuses to announce Russia's further steps against Israel over Il-20 shootdown