Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Police's anti-terror squad Densus 88 has arrested a suspected terrorist in Bekasi city, West Java, on Monday.

The suspect, identified by his initials as DE, is believed to be a supporter of the terrorist network ISIS and was allegedly spreading terror propaganda on social media actively, police spokesperson Brig. Gen Ahmad Ramadhan informed in Jakarta.

DE is an employee at a state-run company, he added.

He was arrested in Bulak Sentul, Harapan Jaya, North Bekasi Sub-district, at 12:17 p.m. Western Indonesian Time (WIB).

The suspect reportedly posted a digital poster containing the text of an oath of allegiance to the Islamic State leader Abu Al Husain Al Husain Al Quraysi on his Facebook account.

The text was in both Arabic and Indonesian.

"The suspect was allegedly involved in fundraising," Ramadhan said.

DE reportedly joined a group on messaging platform Telegram and served as an admin at Breaking News, an update channel on global terrorism.

Ramadhan said the police questioned DE and searched his house in Harapan Jaya Village.

The anti-terror squad seized homemade firearms, ammunition, books, a laptop, and a camera from his house.

This is not the first time a state-owned firm employee has been arrested in connection with terrorism.

Earlier on September 2021, Densus 88 arrested a suspected terrorist, identified by the initial S, in Bekasi who was an employee of state-run pharmaceutical firm PT Kimia Farma.

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