Two terror inmates recaptured in Riau

INDONESIA - The National Police's 88th Anti-Terror Special Detachment (Densus 88) recaptured on Thursday two terrorist inmates who escaped during a riot at Tanjung Gusta Penitentiary in Medan, North Sumatera.

National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said that Densus 88 operatives recaptured Agus Sunyoto alias Syafaruddin and Ridwan alias Ismail on Jl. Bambu Kuning in Siak regency, Riau.

"They are currently being held at Kandis Police sub-precinct [in Siak]," Boy said over the phone on Thursday.

Agus and Ridwan are among the 218 inmates who escaped the overcrowded prison on July 11 following a protest against poor facilities and a stricter policy on remissions.

The two were part of a 16-man gang that stole Rp 370 million (S$44,000) from a CIMB Niaga Bank in Medan and attacked Hamparan Perak Police sub-precinct in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra in 2010.