The Bunker Group
Satgas Nemangkawi bersama Polres Nabire menangkap 2 buron yang diduga menjual amunisi senjata ke teroris KKB. Mereka ditangkap di Nabire, Papua, kemarin sore.
Big part of ammo that coming into Papuan Armed Group, actually coming from within Indonesia. Yes some come PNG (as there're lot of Armed Groups also in PNG). However many sold by Indonesian. Some even by members of Police and TNI. It's good business after all.
Unlike the Insurgency in Aceh or East Timor that more or less having more centralised command, Papuan Insurgency groups coming from many factions with different motives. Some Tribal (conflict between mountain tribes toward coastal low land tribes that more or less control Provincial government), business motives against big mining company, and plus those who got genuine conflict with Indonesian government. Last count there're 19 armed groups come and go.
For that the business on supplying the ammo in Papua is quite lucrative, as many of them have separate financial backers. In some areas, armed conflict coincide with regional elections, or new mining, forestry or plantations company coming to area. Thus there're timing on that.
Once I talk with a wood plantations company executive, which told me when one of the group surrender (some of them sometimes surrender and sometimes acted again from time to time), the TNI officers that received them quite taken by surprise as half of their ammo and gun are Pindad made. Further investigation shown those are coming from items that supposed to be discarded for replacement.
So yes, there are good business for armed suppliers from PNG or within Indonesia toward them. Just note, some of Pindad ammo and guns also turn out in PNG or Solomon Islands armed groups. Like I said, good business.