Indonesian Navy arrests five pirates operating in Malacca Strait

The pirates were caught during a raid on their hideout located in the slope of Mount Salak, Gunung Sari Village, Pamijahan Sub-district, Bogor District, West Java Province, on November 11.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Navys Western Fleet Command (Koarmabar) has arrested five pirates who robbed MV Merlin in Malacca Strait on October 22.

"The swift reaction team of Koarmabar has managed to catch the five pirates, who were part of the wanted list, and were operating in Malacca Strait," Commander of Koarmabar Rear Admiral A. Taufik R. stated here, Thursday.

The five pirates are identified by the initials: WN alias GB (44), KM alias KR (21), CK alias GL (35), WY (23), and RM (23).

The pirates were caught during a raid on their hideout located in the slope of Mount Salak, Gunung Sari Village, Pamijahan Sub-district, Bogor District, West Java Province, on November 11.

The naval personnel shot GLs right thigh while he was attempting to evade arrest.

The arrest in Bogor was carried out after receiving information from four other pirates who were earlier detained in Parit isle, Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau Islands Province. They were identified by the initials: MZ (49), BA (18), WM (20), and GY (25).

Another 37-year-old individual, with the initials (JM), was arrested in Jakarta for allegedly buying spare parts from pirated ships.(*)

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