"The suspect was arrested in Malaysia this month, and is currently being interrogated," Yuwono said.
PDRM is still investigating the motive behind the killing of Ilyas Setiawan, who was a resident of Trenggalek, East Java.
Setiawan’s body was brought home today through the land route from Kuching-Tebedu in Malaysia to Entikong-Pontianak in Indonesia, and will be flown to Surabaya, East Java.
Setiawan was found dead on December 5, 2019 by a resident at an oil palm plantation in Serian, Malaysia, with a nine-centimeter wound in his neck that was confirmed by local police the next day.
A witness claimed to know Setiawan as a casual labourer at the plantation owned by Chrisologo.
"The witness told police that the victim was a labourer with a daily fee of RM50 (around US$12). His job was harvesting oil palm fruits which were sold to Salcra Palm Oil Melikin, Serian, Sarawak," Yuwono explained.