Beng lauds police for seizure of explosives in Marangan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 May 2015 08:54

By Sheila Covarrubias

Mayor Beng Climaco lauded police operatives for the recovery of improvised explosive devices (IED) in the process of serving a search warrant in sitio Marangan barangay Curuan Wednesday night.

Mayor Climaco said the recovery of the IEDs has prevented what could have been another incident endangering lives of innocent civilians. She said the latest achievement of the police is also another proof that the authorities are exerting all efforts to ensure peace and tranquillity in the city.

“We really encourage the residents to continuously support and cooperate with the authorities,” the chief executive declared stressing that the recovery was also a result of tips provided by civilians.

She pointed out that peace and security in the city can be fully attained if all sectors will be fully supportive of peace-keeping efforts.

Police reports show that the May 27 recovery of the explosives stemmed from a joint operation conducted by members of the Police Anti-Vice Squad led by PSI Edgar Bahoy, personnel from the Intelligence Unit, ZCPO SWAT, Bomb Squad, ZCPS-2, NISG, SPKI, SPMKI, PAOCC and PNP-SAF intended to serve the search warrant against Albert Tumanbid aka “Abu Walid” and “Boy boy” of Marangan, Curuan around 11pm Wednesday.

Tumanbid apparently got wind of the operation and managed to elude arrest. However, in the process, 3 persons occupying Tumanbid’s residence were arrested. They were identified as Basil Tibulong y Itaw, Dulmina Tibulong y Amajad and Jihada Tibulong y Amajad. Recovered were 1 cal 45 pistol Norinco, 1 magazine loaded with 10 live ammunitions, 2  hand grenades, 1 IED with complete explosive accessories, 1 roll of green electrical wire and 1 Honda wave motorcycle.

The suspects are presently detained at the ZCPO detention cell for filing of appropriate charges in court.

Last Sunday, together with MGeneral Trifonio Salazar (ret), Mayor Climaco proceeded to Basilan to personally extend her gratitude to the 103rd Brigade under Col. Bautista, Deputy Brigade Commander Col. Donato, and 18th Infantry Battalion commander Lt. Col. Perez for the earlier recovery of 77 improvised explosive devices in Basilan that protected Zamboanga City from further atrocities.

She stressed that strong links and coordination is needed between neighboring LGUs for safety and security. — Sheila Covarrubias