4 arrested in Indonesia boat sinking, 20 dead
JAKARTA (AP) - The death toll from the sinking last week of a boat carrying asylum seekers has reached 20, while four people have been arrested for people smuggling in connection with the incident off Indonesia, police said on Monday.
A tugboat carrying more than 200 people sank last Tuesday off the coast of West Java's district of Cianjur. Rescuers have so far found 189 survivors.
The four Indonesians arrested were taken into custody last Wednesday in Cianjur, said National Police spokesman Col. Agus Rianto.
He said police are investigating their roles, which allegedly included arranging the Australian-bound trip and helping the migrants board the boat.