Police have arrested one person and seized large quantity of bomb-making components. A top police official said on Monday, August 21. Arrested in a law enforcement operation was Pagal Nasang Aliapan, 35, a resident of of Malamawi Island, Isabela City, Basilan province.
Chief Superintendent Billy Beltran, said Aliapan was arrested around 1 p.m. Sunday, August 20, at his temporary residence. Beltran disclosed that Aliapan was arrested after he sold bomb-making component in exchange for P500 to an undercover policeman.
The items confiscated from the residence were the following: 75 pieces of blasting caps, 17 pieces detonating cords, three plastic bags of one kilo ammonium nitrate, 10 plastic bags of half kilo, 15 sacks of 25 kilos ammonium nitrates, one electrical cutter, and P500 mark money. Aliapan was detained pending the filing of appropriate charges against him.