Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A Western Fleet Quick Response (WFQR) team of the Indonesian Navy detained an alleged pirate who was robbing the Ad Matsu tanker of Singapore, on Belakang Padang Island, Batam, Riau Islands, on Friday evening.

The alleged pirate was identified as Henry Alfree Bakari Bin Hengki, First Admiral Edi Sucipto, spokesman of the Indonesian Navy, said in a press statement, here Saturday.

Henry had been jailed earlier for illegal possession of ammunition, Sucipto said.

Recently, he and his five colleagues, aboard a speed boat departing from Tanjung Berakit, Bintan, Riau Islands, had pirated a Singapore-flagged MT Ad Matsu, off Aur Isle.

As the boat's helmsman, Henry got US$100 and Rp500 thousand as his share from the piracy.

"The Indonesian Navy is still looking for the other pirates," the naval officer said.

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