Indonesia National Police Department arrests 6 people as suspects of Garuda bombing terror on Wednesday, October 10th. It was flight Garuda GA-601 from Manado to Jakarta terrorized with bomb. “Upon further interrogation to those suspects it is revealed that there was no bomb placed at the plane. It was just a threat. We have arrested the suspects, there are 6 of them. Initials? We cannot yet inform that,” stated Head of PR Division Indonesia Police Department, General Inspector Anton Bachrul Alam this Thursday.
Furthermore, Anton also stated police cannot yet reveal the motives behind this terror as further investigation is still ongoing. Thus, they will wait for the final investigation result then announce to public about that. At the same time, Head of PR Department of Garuda Indonesia, Pujobroto, said that the threat was received in form of faxed letter sent to one of national press’ office right after the plane took off. It was around 2 p.m. at noon. The letter said the plane that has just taken off carrying approximately 105 passengers is advised to do emergency landing back to Sam Ratulangi airport, Manado or to the nearest airport because there is a bomb inside.
Until the plane was landed at Soekarn-Hatta International airport, Jakarta, no explosion happened as informed in the blackmail. Even so, management team of Garuda Indonesia immediately anticipated that by isolating the aircraft. A team from police checked the craft but found no bomb.