Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Police Prepare Special Team Related Umar Patek

Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) - Police have formed a joint team involving several agencies that provided information related to the arrest of the main perpetrators of the first Bali bombings, Umar Patek, in Pakistan.

"We can not necessarily go directly to it, must wait for news of our involvement and approval by the authorities there. The team is being prepared for deployment to Pakistan, "said Police Headquarters Kabareskrim Komjen Police Ito Sumardi in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday afternoon.

Umar Patek, one of dedengkot al-Qaeda network in Indonesia, which otherwise also masterminding the Bali Bombing in 2002, reportedly arrested law enforcement agencies and military in Pakistan.

Patek (40 years), a descendant of Javanese, Arab and even stated "very hunted" by the FBI given the proximity to al-Qaeda network in the country. The lure of prize money put up 1 million U.S. dollars to anyone who can inform and capture the existence of Patek.

One member of Patek network-Amrozi, Hambali, was arrested the FBI when the United States President George W Bush and detained at Guantanamo Special Prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Patek also been reported arrested after a manhunt hard action in the Philippines several years ago, but it was found that the news was never proven. "This time we also have to really check, also with colleagues from other agencies," said Sumardi.

According to him, the Indonesian police arrest Patek heard it a few days ago. "This khan was for information only. Maybe she ran away from Indonesia via Bangkok, "he said.