The Regional Special Operation Group (RSOG) of Police Regional Office 9 under the supervision of PCSUPT BILLY B BELTRAN, Regional Director, in coordination of Zamboanga City Police Station 6 (Tetuan), Explosive Ordnance Division of Zamboanga City Police Office and barangay officials of Arena Blanco conducted a law enforcement operation against an illegal vendor of ammonium nitrate in Barangay Arena Blanco, Zamboanga City at about 1:00 PM of August 20, 2017.
The operation resulted in the arrest of Pagal Nasang Aliapan, 35, a resident of Malamawi Island, Isabela City, Basilan province. Operatives confiscated from his house seventy five blasting caps, seventeen detonating cords, electrical cutter, ammonium nitrate contained in several plastic bags with a total of eight kilograms and fifteen more 25kg-sacks, and marked money. Pagal Aliapan is presently detained at Zamboanga City Police Station 6 (Tetuan) for proper disposition.
RD PRO9 lauded the law enforcement operation efforts of the above-mentioned police units and commended the efforts of community for providing information that led to the arrest of the suspect.