Indonesian hijack kingpin caught

Man had been investigated for some time.

Indonesian navy nabs MT Orkim Harmony hijack mastermind

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Navy has arrested the alleged mastermind behind the hijacking of Malaysian oil tanker MT Orkim Harmony.

Navy spokesman Col M. Zainudin said that its Western Fleet Quick Response IV team apprehended an Indonesian suspect, identified as Albert Yohanes, at an apartment in Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta, on Thursday.

“AY (Albert Yohanes) is suspected of being the mastermind behind the hijacking drama of the Malaysian-flagged vessel. The success of the quick response team was achieved in no small part thanks to the tireless efforts in pursuing one of the main targets on the wanted list for an estimated one-and-a-half months,” Zainudin told Indonesia’s The Jakarta Post late on Friday.

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