NORTHERN SAMAR. Police present to the media the P3.5 million worth of improvised explosive device (IED) materials recovered in Barangay Burabod, San Antonio, Northern Samar on September 20, 2020. (Photo from Northern Samar Police Provincial Office)
NORTHERN SAMAR. Police present to the media the P3.5 million worth of improvised explosive device (IED) materials recovered in Barangay Burabod, San Antonio, Northern Samar on September 20, 2020. (Photo from Northern Samar Police Provincial Office)

30,000 blasting caps, bomb devices recovered in Northern Samar town

POLICE continued to recover improvised explosive device (IED) materials in the mountainous part of Barangay Burabod, San Antonio, Northern Samar.

From September 26 to 30, the First Northern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company, led by Major Edwin Oloan Jr., recovered a total of 30,000 pieces of blasting caps, 915 manual transfer switches, 19 pieces of wooden molders for blasting caps, nine pieces of concrete molders, 10 kilos of explosive chemical Pentaerythritol tetranitrate and other bomb-making paraphernalia.

The materials, believed to be used for illegal dynamite fishing, were recovered at the abandoned IED manufacturing area in the barangay.

San Antonio Municipal Police, together with the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office’s Canine Unit, scoured the area for possible presence of explosive device materials, according to the Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas.

On September 20, police also recovered P3.5 million worth of IED materials composed of 25,000 pieces of blasting caps, 3.5 meters of detonating cord and 34 kilos of explosive chemical trinitrotoluene in the area.

The recovery of EID materials occurred following an explosion that injured one person in Barangay Burabod on September 17.

Police have yet to identify the suspects. (SunStar Philippines)

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