SOMS pirates arrested

Men picked up at beginning of month.

Indonesia navy arrests 15 alleged pirates in Singapore Strait

The Indonesian Navy’s Western Fleet Quick Response Unit (WFQR) has arrested 15 alleged pirates in the Singapore Strait following a tip-off by Singapore authorities. The alleged pirates were in six wooden boats when they were arrested.

Naval Base (Lantamal IV) commander Commodore Ribut Eko Suyatno told The Jakarta Post that the arrests were made after Singaporean authorities told them that a barge had been accosted by about 15 unidentified people in Indonesian waters on Sept 30.

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