JAKARTA, Indonesia – Police raided a facility early Sunday (August 25th) described as a factory for homemade weapons and ammunition, according to media reports.
Police from Jakarta and the Sumedang precinct planned the raid after the arrest late Friday of Aris Widagdo at a hotel, in Bandung, West Java. Hotel security opened a box he had left behind and reportedly found weapons and ammunition inside.
A search of his house in Cicendo, Bandung, turned up a stash of ammunition, The Bangkok Post reported.
The interrogation led to a Cipacing craftsman, known for assembling firearms and making air rifles. He also reportedly received various orders from criminals, according to DetikNews.com.
"We have to take preventive measures to stop the circulation of illegal weapons used in crimes," Herry Heriawan, the head of crime and violence at Jakarta Police's criminal investigations directorate, said on Sunday, according to the Antara news agency.