Authorities seize more bomb components in Zambo Print
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:07

By DAN TORIBIO

After the confiscation of 15 sacks of ammonium nitrate and other bomb components, and the arrest of a man in Arena Blanco last Sunday, seven persons were also arrested while 20 kilos of ammonium nitrate and 7 improvised dynamites were confiscated during a police operation in Sitio Bugok, Kasanyangan on Monday night.

Police Regional Information Officer, Chief Insp. Helen Galvez identified those arrested as Garry Jarani y Maimbong, 21, Abdusali Jarani y Maimbong, 59, Balli Sansarani, 50, Munsol Bara, 19, Alijon Maimbong y Ambila, 45 y Tando Tanoh y Maulati, 48, all residnets of Maluso, Basilan.

Police confiscated from their possession the P150 marked money, 7 improvised dynamites, 20 kilos of ammonium nitrate, nine blasting caps, 7 pieces time fuse and one improvised measurement.

Galvez said that the arrest of the 7 suspects and the confiscation of the contraband took place during a buy-bust operation conducted by men of the Tetuan Police Station led by Supt. Nonito Asdai and Sr. Insp. Alrashid Tulawie of the 901st MARSTA.

The suspects told the police that they were getting the supply of ammonium nitrate from a certain Pagal Nasang Aliasan, who was also arrested in Arena Blanco by men of the PRO9’s RSOG.

The suspects are now detained at the Tetuan Police Station pending the filing of charges in court against them. (Dan Toribio)