KALIMANTAN, Indonesia – Police have arrested two alleged terrorists in Nunukan, Kalimantan, one of who may have been involved in the 2009 JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotel bombings in Jakarta, local media reported.
"One of them is believed to be Upik Lawanga," Air Marshal Chairul Akbar, secretary of the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), told The Jakarta Globe on Friday (November 9th). "But he's still being questioned, as terrorists have several names and often deceive us." A DNA test is being conducted to verify his identity.
Police have been conducting a manhunt for Upik, suspected of involvement in the recent murders of two police officers in Poso.
The Jakarta Post reported that the BNPT is co-ordinating with the Nunukan Police to transfer the two suspects to Jakarta.