The National Police’s antiterror unit Densus 88 on Sunday (05/02) named two men allegedly linked to Al Qaeda-affiliated Jamaah Islamiyah group as terrorism suspects.
The men, who were on the police’s list since last year, were identified as Winarno and Murjiyanto, both residents of Banyudono village in Boyolali, Central Java.
They were nabbed at the construction site of a toll road in Ngasem village in Colomadu, Karanganyar district, on Thursday.
Police investigation has indicated they have been providing Jamaah Islamiyah with weapons and led the group’s logistics. They were also involved in illegal arms production at a facility in Sumber Wetan village of Trucuk, Klaten, that was raided by the police in 2014.
The men participated in the establishment of another armory in Mojokerto, East Java, that was uncovered in an operation by Densus 88 in December 2015, during which the police nabbed Choirul Anam, known as Bravo, who was the leader of the so-called neo-Jamaah Islamiyah chapter for the Southeast Asia region.