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Agus Dwikarna

Jemaah Islamiya Terrorist Operations Facilitator


Date of CaptureMarch 13, 20021
Location of CaptureManila, Philippines1
AffiliationJemaah Islamiya
RoleTerrorist Operations Facilitator
Date of BirthAug. 11, 19642
Place of BirthMakassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia2
Charged withIllegal Possession of Explosives1
Charging authorityPhilippines
Charges issued2002
Case statusConvicted1,2
ConvictionsIllegal Possession of Explosives1,2
Sentence17 years imprisonment1
Case resolvedJuly 12, 2002
Narrative and Notes
  • Dwikarna is a JI member and facilitator for al-Qaida in Indonesia. Dwikarna acted as a guide for two al-Qaida leaders during their visit to Indonesia in June 2002, and reportedly set up an al-Qaida training camp in Indonesia.
  • Dwikarna was arrested on March 13, 2002, while attempting to board a flight at the international airport in Manila, Philippines. Security personnel discovered bomb-making equipment in his suitcase. Dwikarna was sentenced to 17 years in jail for illegal possession of explosives.1
    1 Press release JS-700, U.S. Department of Treasury, Sept. 5, 2003.
    2 U.S. Frozen Assets List, April 2006.
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