Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA News) – The Sea Rider Western Fleet Quick Response (WFQR) team of the Indonesian Navy arrested six people accused of trying to rob a ship sailing in the Malacca Strait.
“Before being arrested, they robbed a number of commercial ships sailing in and around Malacca Strait, or ships anchored in Batam. They were arrested on Thursday (March 5) at around 5:00 p.m. when they left for Tanjungguncang in Batam,” commander of the maritime security task force of the Western Fleet Command, Commodore Abdul Rasyid Kacong, said here on Friday.
The six suspects are identified by their initials as N (50), Aa, Tg, S, (30), Rj (22) and Js (21).
The naval officers also seized several tools the gang of ship robbers used to commit their misdeeds, he stated.
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