“The suspects, identified as A.L., I.L., S.U., S.U., W.W., and A.L., were arrested in Cikaret, Bogor.” – stated by Sr. Comr. Rikwanto (Jakarta Police spokesman)
Six people were arrested in Bogor, West Java, for allegedly running multiple online scams in which they defrauded customers after claiming to sell firearms and travel tickets. “All six of them are the perpetrators who committed fraud through a website www.gudangsenjata.com, which offers various kinds of firearms,” Rikwanto said.
He said that to lure customers, the suspects created websites advertising attractive deals. The website operators claimed they could provide firearms — illegal to own under Indonesian law — and travel tickets after the customers transferred a certa in amount of money.
Jakarta Police general crimes director Sr. Comr. Toni Hermanto said his team had been keeping tabs on the syndicate for a month before nabbing them in Bogor. The head of the city police’s mobile unit, Adj. Sr. Comr. Herry Heryawan, said that after being tipped off about the scheme, police contacted the website manager posing as a customer. The suspect asked police to transfer Rp 4 million to a bank account and promised to deliver the order immediately. The Jakarta Police also confiscated 26 mobile phones, eight laptops, a fax machine, a car and 12 ATM cards in their raid on Thursday.