A CARPENTER was arrested while several bomb-making components seized in an operation in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported Saturday, May 29, 2021.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Albert Larubis, Zamboanga Sibugay police director, identified the arrested suspect as Buddy Asamuddin, 45, a carpenter by occupation.
Larubis said that Asamudding was arrested in a police operation by way of service of search warrant for violation of Republic Act 9516 for unlawful manufacture, sale, acquisition, disposition, importation or possession of an explosive or incendiary device around 7:20 a.m. Saturday at Purok 1 in Pulo Mabao village, Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Larubis said the raiding team seized from Asamuddin’s possession the following items: 53 sacks of ammonium nitrate, four pieces blasting caps, one 25-inch detonating cord colored yellow; and, one 26-inch detonating cord colored red.
He said the arrested suspects and the confiscated items were places under the custody of the Olutnga Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (SunStar Zamboanga)