Man Initialed S Suspected of Supporting Terrorists

Saturday, 12 August 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

Chief of Tegal Precinct Police, AKBP Semmy Ronny (right), accompanied by the Head of Tegal Class-II Penitentiary, Irwan BC (left), is seen monitoring a detention room of an alleged terrorist, Muhammad Khoirul Anam at Class II B Penitentiary in Tegal, Central Java Wednesday (9/8). (ANTARA)

Densus 88 counter-terrorism squad has arrested a man initialed S at Melia Grove residential area, Paku Jaya, Serpong, South Tangerang, this morning. The National Police (Polri) spokesperson Martinus Sitompul said S is suspected of providing financial support to terrorists who will go to Syria and the Philippines.

"They did it by raising fund," Martinus said in the Polri Headquarters’ Human Relations Division Building, South Jakarta, Friday (11/8).

However, Martinus didn’t explain in detail about how the fund raising was done. S has been brought to the Mobile Brigade Command Center (Mako Brimob), Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java, to be questioned intensively.

Meanwhile, the National Police (Polri) spokesperson Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto said that S was brought to Mako Brimob together with his wife and child by the South Tangerang police car.

Based on the investigation, S rented a house for Rp35 million per year, and he has been living there for about two years.

"As far as I know, he's been living here for 2 years, he rents a house," said the suspect’s neighbor who refused to mention his name at Melia Grove residential area, Paku Jaya subdistrict, Serpong Utara, South Tangerang, Friday (11/8).

The neighbor claimed he recognizes SPT, but he doesn’t know much about him. He said that the house was surrounded by a police line, but now it’s been removed.

"We’re not allowed to take a photo or video of the location by the police," he said.

SPT, his wife, and their two children live in the house. There is one unit of Mazda VX-1 minibus, one unit of a scooter, and two children bikes in front of his house.

Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested S on 06.30 WIB (West Indonesia Time-Zone). S was riding a scooter with his child to school when the police arrested him. S was brought to Mako Brimob in Kelapa Dua together with his wife and two children. (dtc/mfb)