SURABAYA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Counter-terrorism Special Detachment 88 (Densus 88) Antiterror Team has arrested a terrorist suspect in Surabaya on Monday (3/1/2021).
M. Zainal Abidin, head of 06 Hamlet, Moro Krembangan Urban Village, Krembangan Sub-district, Surabaya, said Densus 88 arrested a person with the initials N at 15:00 Western Indonesian Time.
"The Densus 88 team conducted evidence search and examination in the suspected terrorist's house. The suspect has the initials of N," he said.
The suspected terrorist's house is located in Jalan Tambak Asri, Gang Dahlia 2A Nomor 27, Surabaya.
Zainal explained that after work, he was contacted by the Densus 88 Antiterror Team to accompany them in evidence search and examination in the suspected terrorist's house.
He did not get the details of where N was arrested by Densus 88. Zainal admitted that he was only asked to accompany the search process.
"The arrest information did not disclose the location where N was arrested. I was only asked to accompany the search. The point is, N is now locked up in East Java Local Police," he said.
The search was conducted by ten personnel of Densus 88, and there were several weapons that are assumed to be N’s.
"The evidence include a kind of rifle, one machete, a cap, books, and millions of money," Zainal said.
Zainal said the suspected terrorist works as a clothier in his daily life, while his wife works as a teacher.
"N sells clothes in his daily life. N does the same activity as other citizens and his wife is a teacher. We do not know what she teaches at the school since she just comes back from teaching," he explained.
The suspected terrorist arrest in Surabaya happened twice in a week. Previously, Densus 88 Antiterror Team arrested a person with the initials AIH in Jalan Medokan Sawah No. 121, Rungkut, Surabaya on Friday (02/26/2021).
On Friday (02/26/2021), Densus 88 Antiterror Team arrested 12 terrorist suspects in East Java regions, such as Surabaya City, Sidoarjo, Mojokerto, and Malang.