Philippines: Man arrested after 53 sacks of explosive chemicals, bomb-making materials seized

Police arrested a man and seized a large volume of explosive chemicals and materials for bomb-making during a raid Saturday morning in an island town of Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay, according to official.

Col. Albert Larubis, Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police Office (ZSBPPO) director, identified the suspect as Buddy Pawaki Asamuddin, 45, a resident of Purok 1, Barangay Pulo Mabao, Olutanga.

Larubis said the joint police forces led by Lt. Col. Chamer Lacay, commander of the Provincial Mobile Force Company and local police applied the search warrant that led to the arrest of Asamuddin, a carpenter by occupation.

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Source: Philstar