Jakarta. Police have arrested a man suspected to be behind the killings of two policemen and a security guard in Utikini, near Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua, last week.
“We have identified the perpetrators of the killings … one of the suspects has been arrested,” said Insp. Gen. Ronny F. Sompie on Monday.
Ronny, a spokesman for Indonesia’s National Police, declined to name the suspect and did not elaborate on the whereabouts of the other alleged perpetrators.
However, he said the group stole the victims’ guns.
Second Brig. Riyan Hariansah and Second Brig. Adpriadi, both aged 22, and 33-year-old security guard Suko Miartono were found dead shortly after carrying out a patrol in Utikini, Tembagapura, about 9 p.m. local time.
The three men reportedly suffered bullet and stab wounds and the area where they were found was littered with bullet casings, police said.