Jambi (ANTARA) - The Jambi Sub-district Police's Special Crime Investigation Division IV arrested illegal oil mining worker Wahyudi Efendi, 26, over possession of a firearm assembled and without official permission.

Director of the Jambi Regional Police's Special Criminal Investigation Commissioner Pol. Thein Tabero had remarked in Jambi on Saturday that the arrest was made after the team received on-field information of a resident working in an illegal oil well in Bajubang Sub-District, Jambi, and often carrying firearms.

"On the basis of that information, we conducted a follow-up. Initially, the team was conducting investigation into illegal oil drilling in Bajubang," he stated.

The team, which had earlier planned on investigating illegal oil drilling cases in Bajubang Sub-district, Jambi, was compelled to put a stop to the investigation after receiving reports from residents of one of the illegal drilling workers possessing a weapon.

The team thereafter headed to the location in the lodge owned by Wahyudi in Bungku Village, Bajubang Sub-district, Batanghari District, and managed to uncover evidence of the same type of revolver loaded with two active bullets.

"An investigation was then conducted, and the perpetrators were ultimately arrested. The police finally discovered two bullet shells and one assembled weapon," Tabero stated.

To this end, the suspect was immediately taken to the Bajubang Police Station for further legal procedures. In this case, Wahyudi was suspected of having violated Emergency Law Number 12 of 1951 and Law Number 8 of 1948.

Translator: Eliswan Azly
Editor: Sri Haryati
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