POLICE recovered on Friday, November 20, another raw materials used in the manufacturing of improvised explosive device (IED) in San Antonio, Northern Samar.
Colonel Arnel Apud, director of Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (NSPPO), said they are doing “incessant intelligence monitoring” against persons behind the manufacturing of explosives in the island municipality.
"We shall not halt our efforts to eradicate this illegal activity. The continuous support of the local residents fuels our accomplishment on this campaign," Apud said in a statement.
Joint elements of San Antonio Municipal Police Station, 1st Northern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company and the Provincial Explosive Canine Unit recovered the IED components inside a sack along the shore of Sitio Pungdol, Barangay Burabod, San Antonio following a report from a concerned citizen.
Lieutenant Norben Carbonera, officer-in-charge of San Antonio Municipal Police Station, said the sack contains 2,000 empty shells of blasting caps worth P6,000, assorted paraphernalia used in manufacturing improvised blasting caps worth P1,000, and 5.6 kilograms of trinitrotoluene (TNT) and pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) worth P4,725.
The recovered items will be turned over to the NSPPO-Explosive Canine Unit. (SunStar Philippines)