Police hunt ‘on the loose’ bombers hiding in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:11

By vic larato

Operatives of the Zamboanga City Police are on the lookout for what they considered as missing carriers of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from Basilan province.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. AngelitoCasimiro told the weekly press briefing with Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday that military intelligence  officials conferred with him and other police officers at the ZCPO last week regarding the possibility of IED carriers from Basilan who may be hiding in this city.

This, he said, came a week after the Joint Task Force Basilan operation in Mohammad Ajul that resulted in the recovery of 77 IEDs from an alleged bomb-making hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf Group.

“Some IED carriers were able to slip out of Basilan. So, that’s the reason why U2 (intelligence branch) officials went to our office and gave us pictures and possible location of these IED carriers,” Casimiro said.

“We continue to run after them because we are not sure how many IEDs were actually slipped out of Basilan,” he said. “This means we are not sitting on our laurels,” he added.

Meanwhile, Casimiro denied any links of the explosions at Ayala Police Station to the recent spate of bombings in Basilan and Sulu police outposts.

To recall, improvised explosives rocked the Ayala Police Station twice in less than two months; first on Holy Friday in April and second last June 3.

“The explosions at Ayala Police Stations were purely related to illegal drugs,” the city police director said.— Vic Larato