Jakarta, Indonesia, where many of the raids were carried out. Photo: iStock

Police in Indonesia ran an anti-crime operation from March 11 to 15 and arrested 186 suspects.

According to Argo Yuwono, a spokesperson for the Jakarta Police, the Anti-Bandit Squad arrested 37 suspects in South Jakarta and 31 in North Jakarta in Operation Cipta Kondusif, The Jakarta Post reported.

He added that 10 were arrested in Central Jakarta and more throughout Tangerang and Bekasi.

The suspects were arrest for crimes including mugging, robbery and theft with violence. In addition, eight firearms, 42 sharp weapons, 61 vehicles, 43 mobile phones and six laptops were seized. A total of 5,557,000 rupiah (US$383.24) in cash was also found.

Yuwono said the operation’s objective was to make cities safer for the public as preparations were being made for the elections in April. Police said the operation is ongoing.

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