Freeport Convoy Attacked by Gunmen

By Banjir Ambarita on 11:08 am Dec 28, 2013
Category Crime, News

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold's current contract to operate Grasberg in Papua province expires in 2021. (Reuters Photo/Muhammad Yamin)

Jayapura. A group of gunmen fired on a convoy of trailer trucks owned by US mining giant Freeport Indonesia in Timika, Papua on Friday.

The trucks were driving from Timika to Tembagapura. During the convoy’s journey, a group of shooters opened fire from both sides of the road, but the trucks continued onward.

Adj. Sr. Cmr. Pujo Sulistyo, a Papua Police spokesman, confirmed the shootings.

“Yes, the convoy of trailer trucks belonging to Freeport was fired on. No casualties were reported in the incident,” he said on Friday. “The trucks kept driving despite being shot at.”

Each truck suffered damage from the gunfire.

Pujo added that police were still investigating the scene of the crime in search of projectiles.

The unidetified perpetrators are still being hunted by the police.

“We are still looking for the perpetrators, as we know their identities,” Pujo said, without providing further details.

  • Wong Edan

    Presumably the Indonesian “military” after more protection money as they continue to profit from their role as the colonial occupying force.

    • Roderick

      Yes indeed. Its another shakedown by the TNI