Bring Ammunition, KKB Members Led by Lekagak Telenggen Arrested by TNI


PAPUADAILY –TNI soldiers managed to arrest a member of the Armed Criminal Group (KKB) named Yoniku Murib alias Mbobugu (26) in Nigilome Village, Mageabume District, Puncak Regency.

He was arrested on Monday (12/7/2021) and the KKB member was found to be carrying ammunition suspected of being used to carry out terror. Mbobugu is a subordinate of Lekagak Telenggen who has been carrying out terror in Puncak Regency.

Currently Mbobugu has been taken to Mimika for further examination. The arrest of a member of the Papuan KKB, a member of Lekagak Telenggen, was confirmed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the Papua Regional Police, Kombes Faisal Ramadhani.

He said Mbobugu was arrested by TNI soldiers and then handed over to the police. The suspect was also immediately flown to Mimika for further investigation related to the live bullet case and his involvement with the KKB so far.

“The suspect was detained because he had committed a criminal act of carrying, storing, controlling ammunition without a valid permit,” said Faisal, Monday (7/19/2021) as quoted by from

According to Kombes Faisal, Mbobugu was aware of several crimes committed by the Lekagak Telenggen group, Mikiter Murib, Lerimayu Telenggen, Perenggen Telenggen, Uras Telenggen and Kasar Tabuni.

There were at least 10 actions that Mbobugu mentioned that he knew about and all of them occurred in Puncak Regency.

However, Faisal emphasized that the suspect’s statement must be investigated because it is possible that Mbobugu was also involved in these actions.

“There are many documentations/photos of the perpetrators with the Papuan KKB group and photos of the perpetrators holding SP2 and M-16 rifles,” said Faisal.

A number of KKB Papuan actions allegedly known to Mbobugu include the destruction of the Telkomsel Palapa Ring tower at B4 (Aminggaru Village, Omukia District) and B5 (Toegi Village, North Ilaga District) on 3 and 6 January 2021.

Then burning tools for repairing the Palapa Ring B5 tower on February 6, 2021, burning the camp of PT Unggul Jalan Pinggir Ilaga District, on February 8, 2021.

Then the murder of a motorcycle taxi driver, Rusman HS on February 9, 2021 on a side street in the Ilaga District, taking the Susi Air plane hostage at the Wangbe District Airport, March 12, 2021.

They also set fire to a helicopter at Aminggaru Airport, April 11, 2021, and shot an ojek driver named Udin in Eromaga Village, Omukia District, April 14, 2021.

Furthermore, the shooting of student Ali Mom in Wuloni Village, Ilaga District, April 16, 2021, shooting of Bharada Komang, Ipda Anton Tonapa, Bripka Moh Syaifudin on April 27, 2021 in Olenki Village, North Ilaga District.

As well as the burning of the Mayuberi Inpres Elementary School and several houses in Mayuberi Village, North Ilaga District.

Nine Citizens Arrested by TNI

Meanwhile, the RI-PNG Pamtas Task Force Battalion 131/Brs secured 9 Indonesian citizens suspected of being members of the OPM during a sweep at the Pitewi Post, East Arso District, Kab. Keerom, Papua.

They admitted that they had just finished attending the OPM Anniversary ceremony at the Victoria Headquarters in Bewani District, Papua New Guinea.

After further interrogation, the nine Indonesian citizens were proven not to be involved in the Papuan Armed Criminal Group (KKB).

This was officially revealed by the Keerom Police Chief AKBP Christian Aer. “It is true that after examining the nine civilians who were previously secured by the Pamtas Battalion Battalion 131/BRS on Wednesday (14/7) they were not involved in the KKB,” he said as quoted by ANTARA, Monday (7/19/2021).

Until they were handed over to the Jayapura Immigration, there was no evidence that they were involved in the organization, but they went to PNG without immigration documents.

“That’s why we handed it over to the Jayapura Immigration Office for further legal processing,” said Keerom Police Chief AKBP Aer.

The police chief admitted that the results of the examination revealed that they were not border residents and had traditional cross-border passes issued by the governments of the two countries as a substitute for passports.

According to their confession, they entered PNG to attend the invitation to burn stones for the OPM anniversary, last July 1.

That’s why the 9 residents of various regions in Papua since Friday (16/7) have been handed over to the Jayapura Immigration Office (Kanim).

The nine residents who were handed over to the Jayapura Kanim Head were KL, MH, DW, YS, MH, WP, RD, EP and RM, said AKBP Aer.

For information, previously the Indonesian Pamtas Task Force-PNG Infantry Battalion 131/Brs secured 9 Indonesian citizens suspected of being OPM members during a sweep at the Pitewi Post, East Arso District, Kab. Keerom, Papua.

This was conveyed by Dansatgas Battalion 131/Brs Lt. Col. Inf Muhammad Erfani in a written release at Skouw Muara Tami District, Jayapura, Wednesday (14/07/2021).

The incident began at around 00.15 WIT (14/07/2021), in front of the Pitewi Post, a four-wheeled vehicle carrying a Carry Pick Up Nopol PA 8072 AP carried 12 people.

After being examined, it was discovered that of the 12 people, 9 of them were suspected of being OPM members, because OPM identification cards and written documents were found on the activities carried out on July 1 at the Victorian Headquarters in Papua New Guinea.

“We, the Indonesian Pamtas Task Force-PNG Infantry Battalion 131/Brs will continue to try to prevent cross-border violations, the entry and exit of illegal goods and narrow the space for OPM members to move by carrying out routine sweeps at every post that is a crossing of people who cross the border. irresponsible in the districts of Keerom and Jayapura”, said the Dansatgas.

Separately, Dankipur A Lieutenant Inf. Ridollah Sibueya said that 9 of the 12 residents were strongly suspected of being OPM members.

Currently the 12 passengers and evidence have been handed over to the Keerom Police for further processing.***