14 June 2017

News Story: Indonesia foils attempt to ship hundreds of detonators amid alertness on terror

JAKARTA, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian police have foiled an effort to ship hundreds of detonators in central parts of the country as the security authorities have been on alert over terrorist threat.

National Police spokesman Inspector General Setyo Wasisto on Tuesday confirmed that the police have aborted an attempted shipment of 500 devices functioning to trigger explosives to Borneo Island from Sulawesi Island.

The police would still need to carry out an investigation to find out the purpose of the shipment of the detonators, the spokesman said.

The operation took place at the main airport of South Sulawesi province in the Sulawesi island, he said.

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