Indonesia Highlights: Covid-19 Task Force Chief Tests Positive for Coronavirus | The Indonesian Navy Catches Taiwanese Trawler on North Natuna Sea | Police Catch Five Terror Suspects Behind 2019 Bombi

January 24, 2021, 06.57 AM

The Indonesian Navy Catches Taiwanese Trawler on North Natuna Sea

The Indonesian Navy continues to safeguard Indonesian waters, not least its marine resources, from other countries that try to take advantage of the country’s large coast to obtain them illegally in the beginning of 2021.

“The Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Usman Harun intercepted a Taiwanese trawler in Indonesian territorial waters on the North Natuna Sea as it was trying to escape,” said Indonesian navy Rear Admiral Abdul Rasyid.

“Its actions forced the Visit Board Search and Seizure [VBSS] boarded the ship and detained its crew, which included two Taiwanese nationals and seven Indonesians citizens. The KRI Usman Harun then towed the trawler to the Ranai Naval base for further investigation.“

Abdul added that “the VBSS] found 12 tons of fish in the ship’s holds. If found guilty, the ship’s captain and crew faces up to six years in jail and a Rp. 20 billion [$1,426,200] fine.


Police Catch Five Terror Suspects Behind 2019 Bombing of A Police Station in North Sumatra

The police’s Detachment 88 counterterrorist unit has nabbed five terror suspects in Aceh province. “We suspect the men were involved in a suicide bombing at the police headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, in November 2019,” said Aceh Police spokesman Police Chief Commissioner Winardy.

“The suspects were making a bomb that they plan to set off at police precincts in Medan. We are also trying to determine their role in the bombing. ”


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