05 Jul '11, 7pm

Indonesia holds seven terror suspects

JAKARTA: Indonesia has arrested seven terror suspects who allegedly smuggled weapons into the country from the Philippines through Malaysia, the national police spokesman said on Tuesday. "They were rounded up in the capital Jakarta and Surabaya city for their alleged involvement in firearms smuggling from the Philippines," Boy Rafli Amar said, adding that they had passed through Tawau in Malaysian Borneo. "They are now being questioned by the counter-terrorism Detachment 88," he said. Seven firearms were seized along with about one hundred rounds of ammunition, he added. An unnamed police source said that the arrested group had planned to mount an armed bank robbery to fund their terror activities. Police last month arrested 16 terror suspects for a plot to poison police personnel with cyanide at station canteens. According to investigators they planned to inject the pois...

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