DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Police authorities in the city are set to file charges of illegal possession of explosives and for violation of the election gun ban against a person carrying components for Improvise Explosive Device (IED) intercepted at the Sirawan checkpoint on Friday night.
The suspect identified as Roy Bulat-ag Moreno alias “Steve”, 22 and a resident of 2nd Block, Sinsuat Street, Kidapawan City is set to face charges for carrying IED components.
Moreno who was on board a passenger van from Kidapawan to Davao City, was caught possessing IED and other bomb paraphernalia during a routine vehicle and passenger inspection at the Task Force Davao van inspection area in Sirawan checkpoint conducted by Sgt. Palao and Pfc Guiampaca.
This prompted Palao and Guiampaca to temporarily hold Moreno and turned him over to the Toril Police Station for further investigation.
Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Milgrace Driz said Moreno was put under custodial debriefing and he is now in the custody of the police pending the formal filing of charges.
Driz said Moreno’s arrest is a result of intensified intelligence monitoring of all police and army personnel with the active support of the community and other law enforcement agencies.
“We double our effort on alertness and vigilance here and our pro-active efforts which resulted to this apprehension,” Driz said. PNA / northboundasia.com