10 Facts about Brimob Vs Kopassus Clashes in Papua Over Cigarettes

TNI personnel from the Nanggala Kopassus Task Force were involved in a clash with Polri personnel who are members of the Amole Task Force (Brimob) in Mimika Regency, Papua. The incident was triggered by a misunderstanding regarding the cigarette business, and both parties were given disciplinary action by each agency.

The clash occurred on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Ridge Camp Pos RCTU Mile 72, in front of the Mess Hall, Timika, Papua. Here are some facts regarding the clash.

1. Cigarette Triggered Incident

The Head of Public Relations of the Papua Police, Kombes Ahmad Musthofa Kamal, revealed that the incident was triggered by a cigarette business.

“On Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the Ridge Camp Pos RCTU Mile 72 right in front of the Mess Hall, Timika, Papua, there has been a misunderstanding between the Nanggala Kopassus Task Force personnel and the Amole Task Force,” said Head of Public Relations of the Papua Police, Kombes Ahmad Musthofa. Kamal when asked for confirmation, Monday (29/11/2021).

Kamal said the clash occurred because of cigarettes. Initially, there were six members of the Kompi 3 Amole Task Force who were selling cigarettes around the post.

Then, about 20 Kopassus personnel came with the intention of buying the cigarettes they were selling. However, Kopassus members complained about the price of cigarettes.

“The misunderstanding started with six personnel of the Amole Company 3 Task Force at the Ridge Camp Mile 72 RCTU Post who were selling cigarettes. Then, 20 Nanggala Kopassus personnel arrived to buy cigarettes and complained about the price of cigarettes sold by Amole Company 3 Assignment personnel,” he said.
2. Engage Blunts and Sharps

Kamal explained that Kopassus members beat the six Brimob members. They use blunt and sharp objects in beatings.

“Furthermore, beatings using blunt and sharp objects against six personnel of Amole Company 3 Assignment,” said Kamal.

Kamal states the clash was just a misunderstanding. According to him, the two sides have made peace.

3. 5 members of the Mobile Brigade Brigade (Brimob) Luka

TNI personnel from the Nanggala Kopassus Task Force clashed with Polri personnel from the Amole Task Force (Brimob) due to a misunderstanding over the cigarette business in Mimika Regency, Papua. Five members of Brimob were injured in the clashes.

“The victims are as follows: First Brigadier Risma, bumps hit by a stick, Bripka Ramazana lightly injured, First Brigadier Edi lightly injured by a bayonet (knife), Bharaka Heru lightly injured, Bharatu Munawir not injured, Bharatu Julianda lightly injured,” said Papua Police Chief Inspector General Mathius D Fakhiri when asked for confirmation, Monday (29/11/2021).

This incident occurred on Saturday (27/11) around 18.08 WIT. The Brimob members were ganged up by about 20 Kopassus personnel using blunt and sharp objects.

Fakhiri said that Brimob personnel who were at the location at that time also fought back. They simultaneously rescued the five members of the Mobile Brigade who were injured.

“Furthermore, personnel at the location of the RCTU post fought back and combed the scene to save injured colleagues,” he said.

4. TNI Commander Speaks Up: TNI Members Involved In Legal Process

TNI personnel from the Nanggala Kopassus Task Force were involved in a clash with Polri personnel who are members of the Amole Task Force (Brimob) in Mimika Regency, Papua, triggered by a misunderstanding about the cigarette business. The Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, General Andika Perkasa, spoke about this case.

“The TNI Military Police Center together with the TNI AD Military Center are conducting legal proceedings against all members of the TNI who were involved in the alleged crime in Timika,” Andika told CNNIndonesia, Monday (11/29/2021).

Andika said all TNI soldiers involved in the clashes would be prosecuted. The TNI has also coordinated with the Police in handling this case.

“We have coordinated with the National Police to carry out the process for the police officers involved,” he said.

5. Heads of the Kopassus-Brimob Units Meet After the Clash

TNI members from the Nanggala Kopassus Task Force clashed with members of the Indonesian National Police from the Amole Task Force (Brimop) in Mimika Papua. After the incident, the leaders of both sides met to resolve the issue.

“Their respective leaders after receiving the report, immediately coordinated to resolve the misunderstanding,” said Head of Public Relations of the Papua Police, Kombes Ahmad Musthofa Kamal when asked for confirmation, Monday (11/29/2021).

6. Members of Kopassus-Brimob Involved in Clashes and Processed Discipline

The TNI and Polri are processing members of the Nanggala Kopassus Task Force and Amole Task Force (Brimob) in Mimika Regency, Papua, who were involved in clashes over cigarette matters. They are disciplined by each unit.

“Disciplinary action against those involved in fights will still be carried out,” said Head of Public Relations of the Papua Police, Kombes Ahmad Musthofa Kamal when asked for confirmation, Monday (11/29/2021).

Kamal explained that the leaders of each unit had met to resolve the issue. Kamal claims the problem is solved.

“The respective leaders after receiving the report, immediately coordinated to resolve the misunderstanding. Currently, the problem has been resolved amicably,” he said.

7. Brimob fires warning shots twice during clashes with Kopassus


TNI personnel from the Nanggala Kopassus Task Force and Polri personnel from the Amole Task Force (Brimob) clashed over cigarette affairs in Mimika Regency, Papua. The personnel of the Amole Task Force 3rd Company of Assignment fired two warning shots upwards.

“From the information obtained, the personnel of the Amole Task Force 3rd Company of Assignment fired 2 shots upwards,” said Papuan Police Chief Inspector General Mathius D Fakhiri when asked for confirmation, Monday (29/11/2021).

The warning shot was fired by another Brimob member who came to help his colleague who was being beaten by Kopassus members. It is known that six Brimob members were beaten during the clashes, 5 of whom were injured.

“(The warning shots were fired) during the beating of the 6 Amole Task Force personnel who were victims,” ​​he said.

In a video circulating on social media, it appears that a clash occurred in a building. There was also the sound of gunshots being fired.

8. National Police Chief Orders Propam Inspection to Police Clashes with Kopassus

The National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo spoke about the case of clashes between the Nanggala Kopassus Task Force personnel and the Amole Task Force (Brimob) in Mimika Regency, Papua. He ordered Propam to step in to investigate the police involved. Sigit also asked that this issue be resolved properly and thoroughly so that it does not happen again.

“I have ordered the Regional Police Chief and the task force to carry out inspections and a disciplinary process by Propam,” Sigit said to detikcom , Monday (11/29/2021).

Sigit has also asked the Papuan Police Chief Inspector General Mathius D Fakhiri to coordinate with the TNI to resolve this issue peacefully.

“I ordered the Regional Police Chief to immediately coordinate to carry out mitigation and the peace process. So that this incident does not happen again and solve it immediately,” he said.

The National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit asked for this issue to be resolved peacefully. He doesn’t want this problem to drag on because so far the synergy and solidity between the TNI and the Police, especially in Papua, has always been harmonious.

9. Police regarding Kopassus-Brimob Clashes: Small Problems That Have Been Resolved

TNI personnel from the Nanggala Kopassus Task Force were involved in clashes with Polri personnel who were members of the Amole Task Force (Brimob) in Mimika Regency, Papua, over the cigarette business. The police said the case was only a minor issue and had been well resolved.

“If there are problems that must be resolved as well as possible and as soon as possible, including those in Tembagapura, they are only minor problems, but what is clear is that the leaders there have resolved them all. Each unit has gone well,” said Karo Penmas, Public Relations Division of the National Police, Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono, to reporters on Monday (11/29/2021).

Rusdi explained that the Amole Task Force, which was selling cigarettes at that time, did not violate the rules. Rusdi said the clashes were just a matter of communication.

“Those problems like that have been resolved, there’s nothing that violates them, nothing has been violated, it’s just a communication problem, that is a small problem that has been solved, problems like that,” said Rusdi.

Furthermore, Rusdi said that the TNI-Polri still maintain solidity and synergy among members. Rusdi called it a fortress that must be strengthened in the face of every problem.

“The solidarity and synergy between the TNI and Polri is the key to facing threats and challenges by this nation, so that once again, the synergy and solidity between the TNI and Polri must not be disrupted, this must be maintained and continue to be strengthened,” said Rusdi.


10. Kapolda: No Selling While On Duty!

Papuan Police Chief Inspector General Mathius D Fakhiri stated that National Police Chief Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo had ordered to examine members of the National Police who were involved in a dispute with the TNI in Tembagapura, Mimika Regency.

“TNI members will also be processed, and I have asked the Commander of the Amole Task Force to immediately process these cases. The TNI Commander and the National Police Chief do not want members to carry out activities outside of standard operating procedures (SOPs) including selling while on duty,” said Inspector General Pol Fakhiri, in Jayapura, Monday (29/11/2021), as reported by Antara.

He confirmed that currently peace has been carried out. However, in order not to repeat, the parties involved will be processed.

“Members of the assignment are prohibited from carrying out activities outside the SOP, let alone selling,” said the Papuan Police Chief.

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