Eva C. Komandjaja, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
National Police detectives have arrested one more terrorist
suspect linked to a group of 14, who were apprehended last week for
their alleged role in terrorism attacks in the country, including
the one at the Australian Embassy last September.
National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Soenarko told reporters on
Tuesday that the suspect, identified only by the initials S.S., was
arrested in "the Jakarta area" on Friday.
The officers suspect that he was storing munitions and
explosives, of the same type used in the embassy attack, in addition
to aiding and abetting two of the most-wanted terror suspects --
Azahari bin Husin and Noordin M. Top, both of whom were born in
"We cannot reveal the exact role he had in the terrorist group,
and we also can't publicly announce the exact location where we
found him, but I can say that he is closely linked to the previous
suspects we have arrested," Soenarko said.
The arrest came after the police detained activist Joni Achmad
Fauzani on Wednesday in Mojokerto, East Java for harboring Azahari
Even though the detectives have captured a new group of suspects,
the police still have not managed to find the location of the two
"We're still trying to find where they (Azahari and Noordin)
are," Soenarko pledged.
He refused to speculate when asked where he thought they might
The police arrested 11 suspects in Surakarta and neighboring town
of Wonogiri in Central Java two weeks ago, while the rest were
arrested in Jakarta.