THE police have arrested one person and seized large quantity of bomb-making components in a coastal village of Zamboanga City, a top police official said on Monday, August 21.
Arrested in a law enforcement operation was Pagal Nasang Aliapan, 35, a resident of of Malamawi Island, Isabela City, Basilan province.
Chief Superintendent Billy Beltran, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, said Aliapan was arrested around 1 p.m. Sunday, August 20, at his temporary residence in Arena Blanco, a coastal village in the city.
Beltran disclosed that Aliapan was arrested after he sold bomb-making component in exchange for P500 to an undercover policeman.
He said confiscated from the residence of Aliapan were the following: 75 pieces of blasting caps, 17 pieces detonating cords, three plastic bags of one kilo ammonium nitrate, 10 plastic bags of half kilo, 15 sacks of 25 kilos ammonium nitrates, one electrical cutter, and P500 mark money.
He said Aliapan was detained at the headquarters of Police Station 6 pending the filing of appropriate charges against him. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)