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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia will extradite a recently arrested Singaporean man suspected of being a key member of the al-Qaeda-linked terror group Jemaah Islamiyah, police said Friday.

The suspect, identified by officers as Mohammad Rosyid, alias Hamdan, was detained Tuesday on the remote island of Sumbawa in eastern Indonesia, National Police Chief Gen. Sutanto told reporters.

Rosyid was arrested following cooperation with Interpol, the international crime prevention agency, Sutanto said without elaborating. He said Rosyid would soon be transferred to Singaporean custody because “he has done his crimes in Singapore and is a citizen of Singapore.”

Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam said Rosyid was suspected of being a regional chief of Jemaah Islamiyah.

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