Police arrested PNG nationals
Jayapura (ANTARA) – The Papua Regional Police’s Directorate of Narcotics, early Sunday (6/9), arrested three marijuana dealers, two of whom are Papua New Guinea (PNG) nationals.
“The three marijuana dealers were arrested around Tasangkapura, Jayapura, by the Papua Police Sub-Directorate for Narcotics Research,” said Head of Public Relations of the Papua Police, Senior Commissioner Ahmad Kamal, in Jayapura, Sunday.
He explained that the three marijuana dealers arrested were Sem Simon (24) and Sebastian Abo (29), both of whom are PNG citizens, and Abraham Boryam (29), a resident of Keerom Regency.
The arrest started with a man who often sold narcotics types of marijuana from the Arso Rajawali 3 garden, Keerom Regency who was going to take him to Jalan Nangka Tasangka, Jayapura.
The police then monitored him and at 01.10 WIT on Sunday, the monitoring team saw three people carrying two black backpacks and a large red plastic bag which allegedly contained marijuana.
After this was confirmed, the police team immediately raided and arrested them and confiscated evidence.
Source of Police arrested PNG nationals: ANTARA News
A former Dutch colony, West Papua was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969, after an undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders. The result of the plebiscite was overseen and endorsed by the United Nations.
Since the democratization in 1998, especially since 2007, democracy by mean of elections has been introduced to increase political participation in the two provinces. The fact that the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces are democratically elected by the people has strengthened the legality of the region as a province of Indonesia.
During the Abdurrahman Wahid administration in 2000, aside from changing the province name from “Irian Jaya” to “Papua”, Papua gained a “Special Autonomy” status, a political compromise between Papuans and the central government.