Reported to be the remnants of a party of heavily armed Indonesian "infiltrants" that landed in Dutch New Guinea last November, nine men were brought to Hollandia Mar 30 from a north coast town where they surrendered six days previously.
SV Police car bearing Henkie Antaribaba forward to halt.
MV Antaribaba out of car.
CU Police inspector.
MV Antaribaba with policeman.
SLV Plane taxies.
SV Two handcuffed Indonesians. out of plane.
MV Two others follow.
SV Group of prisoners.
CU A prisoner.
CU PAN Prisoners.
MV Police PAN to prisoners.
CU Stretcher case carried.
CU Stretcher case.
CU Prisoner's handcuffs unlocked.
STV Prisoners move along.
SV Stretcher case on to truck.
MV PAN Prisoners in truck to guard.
SV PAN Truck drives off.
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Background: Reported to be the remnants of a party of heavily armed Indonesian "infiltrants" that landed in Dutch New Guinea last November, nine men were brought to Hollandia Mar 30 from a north coast town where they surrendered six days previously.
Leader of the original group of 23 men is said to be Lieutenant Henkie Antaribaba of the Corps Irian 17. On capture he is reported as saying "Soekarno (the Indonesian President) cheated us. Soekarno said the Papuans would receive us with open arms".
An official statement issued in Hollandia said the "infiltrants" landed near campong Modowi, near the Omba River on the south-west coast of Dutch New Guinea. Their landing was noticed by villagers who travelled by boat for two days to reach the nearest police post. In an ensuing fight with a Papuan police patrol, three of the "infiltrants were killed. The others fled into the jungle.
Dutch and Papuan naval units cordoned off the area and intercepted an Indonesian schooner heading for the landing area loaded with reinforcements and supplies. Meanwhile the "infiltrants" were heading north, tracked by Papuans, Other Papuans, acting as carriers for the "infiltrants, smuggled vital weapon parts into the hands of the shadowing police. Gradually the lack of supplies, weapons, and ammunition took its too. Soon, the group totalled only nine. Some were captured, others washed away by the mountain rivers. Completely exhausted, they surrendered at Campong Wanggar on Mar 24.