JAKARTADAILY.ID - The National Police's Counterterrorism Special Detachment (Densus) 88 arrested five terrorist suspects affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The five alleged terrorist suspects were arrested by Densus 88 in several areas, which including West Jakarta, Lampung, South Tangerang, Kendal Regency, and Central Java.
The five terrorist suspects each had the initials HP, MR, RBS, MI and DK. They were arrested at different times and locations from March 8 to 15, 2022.
From the arrests, it was revealed that the terrorist suspects often spread their content containing terrorism propaganda on social media.
The propaganda content was obtained directly from international terrorist groups.
"They are connected to the ISIS network. The material obtained is not in the Indonesian language. It was translated, with the picture. Then it is translated into Indonesian and English," said the Head of Public Information Bureau (Karo Penmas) of the Public Relations Division of the National Police, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Ramadhan, as quoted by Pikiran-Rakyat.com from PMJ News, Thursday, March 24, 2022.
Ramadhan said the content of the poster containing terrorism propaganda was distributed by the five terrorist suspects through various social media such as Instagram and Telegram. This was carried out to provoke other people to commit terror to create fear in the community.
"The poster was meant to cause fear. This is what has surfaced, yet the poster types cannot be all shown," said Ramadhan.
In carrying out acts of terror, these five terrorist suspects are members of the Annajiyah Media Center group which functions to distribute digital posters related to terrorist propaganda.
The Annajiyah Media Center Group is managed by one of the terrorist suspects with the initials RBS.
From the results of the arrest, Densus 88 secured several pieces of evidence including a baton sword-brand samurai sword, a book entitled Tarbiyah Jihadiyah, Ad-Daa Wa Ad-Dawaa, The Book of Tawhid, Ya Mereka Memang Thogut (Yes, They Are Thogut), Menyambut Perang Salib Baru (Welcoming the New Crusade), and Al-Wala Wal-Bara.
In addition, several other pieces of evidence were found, such as a set of CM-036 model AK-47, PM Model Makarof airguns, one plastic bag, one airgun, two bullet boxes, one D-Cobra plastic gun.
The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Densus 88 Tangkap 5 Tersangka Teroris, Kerap Unggah Konten Propaganda di Media Sosial".
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