Indonesia strengthens security ahead of New Year hinh anh 1Indonesian police is deployed to ensure security. (Source: EPA/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Indonesian police on December 27 said that they have enhanced security at airports, seaports and wharves ahead of the New Year 2017 after a series of raids across the country and arrested many suspects.

In raids on several dens of terrorist suspects at the two major islands Java and Sumatra in past few weeks, the anti-terrorist police seized materials and evidence showing that gunmen may carry out attacks on Christmas and New Year holidays

The national police’s spokesperson Martinus Sitompul said police have been deployed to many important places where crowds often gather and tourism sites while closely monitoring situation on the eve of the New Year.

Earlier, the police foiled many suicide bomb schemes planned for Christmas Day. The latest was on December 26 when the police razed a group linked to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) planned to attack a police station in West Java on the New Year.-VNA