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Man with blast materials nabbed in Cotabato City

by on Nov.05, 2010, under General

A man was arrested in Cotabato City for alleged possession of materials used in making an improvised explosive device (IED). The Cotabato City police identified the suspect as 32 years old of Maimbung Sulu but currently residing in Barangay Mother Bagua, Cotabato City. The authorities said they apprehended the suspicious-looking suspect after they were alerted by a village watch man that he tried evading a police checkpoint at Barangay Mother Bagua. Seized from the suspect were a kilogram of a chemical suspected to be ammonium nitrate and three improvised blasting caps containing high explosives substances. Two sticks of matches to be used as triggering devices were also found in the suspect’s possession. The police said that the arrested suspect would be charged with illegal possession of explosives for violating Republic Act 9516. Further investigation is being conducted as of posting time to determine the suspect motive for keeping such illegal materials.

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