Alleged terrorist acts as recruiter for militants overseas

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – A police spokesman, Brigadier General Muhammad Iqbal, said the alleged terrorist Reza Nurjamil (26) acted as a recruiter of Indonesians to fight as terrorists in foreign countries.

“He played his role to send some people from Indonesia to foreign countries,” Iqbal remarked here on Friday.

Currently, Reza is under police investigation in Jakarta. “He is now in Jakarta, and still under questioning.”

The polices anti-terrorism unit Densus 88 has also tracked down other suspects in the network.

Reza was arrested by Densus 88 in Angkasa Street of Nunukan village in North Kalimantan on December 31.

Reza is reportedly a member of the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), and comes from Tasikmalaya, West Java.

The JAD was responsible for several deadly terror attacks in Indonesia last year, including a suicide bombing at the Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta in May, and an attack on a police station in Dharmasraya, West Sumatra, in November.

Reza sent Indonesians to the Philippines via Nunukan.

The anti-terrorism unit has seven days from the day of arrest to name Reza as a suspect for his involvement in the terrorist network.

Source: ANTARA News