Police to Step Up Patrols of Bali Waters
DENPASAR ~ Bali Police are to intensify patrols of Bali waters to increase the islandâ€™s security, Police chief Paulus Purwoko said.
He said the measure was necessary, particularly following a recent decision by the Supreme Courts rejecting an appeal by Amrozy, sentenced to death for his key role in the Bali bombings of October 2002.
â€œWeâ€™ve prepared the Mobile Brigade to back up the forces in the field. Iâ€™ve also commanded the Water Police Directorate to watch 14 points along Baliâ€™s coastline,â€ he said during an inspection on Tuesday of a Mobile Brigade base in Tohpati, Badung.
Purwoko suggested that his squad coordinate with local residents of each area.
â€œPolice officers must work with with local fishermen. Watch out for intruders or strangers using motorboats,â€ he said, adding that active involvement from society was essential in creating security in Bali.
Purwoko also confirmed that preparations were underway for the execution of Amrozy.
â€œIndonesian Police are ready whenever the execution is due to take place. Iâ€™ve just reminded Chief Subarkah of the Mobile Brigade to be ready at any time,â€ he said.Filed under: The Island