Van of explosives seized in Agusan del Norte


POLICE in Agusan del Norte seized detonators and a chemical compound used both in fertilizers and in making bombs from two young men they intercepted in Santiago town on Thursday morning. Police arrested the driver of the van identified as Jay Genilla Jumawan, 19, of Barangay Baan in Butuan City. Also arrested was Dennis Betoy Batal, 21, of Barangay Liberted, who was riding on the motorcyle escorting the van. Confiscated were six 25-kilogram sacks of ammonium nitrate and six boxes, each containing 100 “aluminum super plain detonators.”


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