Jayapura (ANTARA) - A joint team of Indonesian military and police personnel arrested Biasa, alias Yamison Murib, a member of the Numbuk Telenggen-led armed criminal group, in Wako Village, Gome Sub-district, Central Papua's district of Puncak.

Murib was arrested on Wednesday (April 5) for his alleged involvement in a series of violence in the region, Head of Operation Damai Cartenz Senior Commissioner Faizal Rahmadani stated here on Friday.

The suspect is currently detained at the Puncak District Police precinct, Rahmadani revealed.

"Yamison Murib is a subordinate of the armed group leadership in Puncak, Numbuk Telenggen, and Pilanus Walker, who were involved in several actions that resulted in the deaths of civilians and military and police personnel," Rahmadani, concurrently the Director of Crimes for the Papua Regional Police, stated.

Murib was involved in the shooting of a motorcycle taxi driver Udin on April 14, 2021, in Eromaga Village, Omukia District; the burning of a base transceiver station (BTS) tower on January 3, 2021; and the torching of the UP MI815 helicopter belonging to PT. Ersa at the Aminggaru Airport on April 11, 2021.

He was also involved in the shooting of members of Operation Nemangkawi, a joint police-military territorial operation, in Olenki Village on April 27, 2021, Rahmadani remarked.

Yamison Murib is a member of the Papuan armed group that often committed violent acts in Ilaga, Puncak District. The authority has put him on the list of wanted persons.

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