Joint Security Force Secures Free Papua Movement Anniversary Demonstrations

Monday, 04 December 2017 , 12:00:00 WIB -

National Police Public Relations Chief, Ahmad Mustofa Kamal (left), is seen with Col. Muhammad Aidi from the Indonesian National Army (TNI), in a press conference in Timika, Mimika, Papua, Wednesday (15/11). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The Indonesian National Armny (TNI) and the Mimika Police cooperated to anticipate unwanted incidents during the Free Papua Movement (OPM) on 1 December 2017.

"To anticipate any incident on 1 December, the Mimika Police and TNI deployed 600 personnel," said Victor Dean Mackbon, Chief of the Mimika Police, Thursday (Nov.30).

There have been secret meetings between freedom groups. "Our informants have told us that there have been several meetings," he said.

Victor said there are several risky locations that the joint security force focused on. They are Kwamki, SP-5, Social Complex and SP-12.

Baracuda tactical vehicles and panzers was prepared. (dtc/rm)