Barangay official nabbed for possession of bomb-making components

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/19 January) – A barangay official was arrested Sunday for illegal possession of bomb-making components in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.

Arrested was Barangay Councilor Bassal Turabin, 50, of Barangay Lagundi, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte.

Insp. Dahlan Samuddin, Police Regional Office-9 information officer, said Turabin was arrested around 10 a.m. Sunday in Barangay A.L. Micubo, Jr., Siocon town.

Samuddin said the policemen were conducting checkpoint when they arrested Turabin for possession of 10 detonating cords and 30 pieces blasting caps.

He said police found the bomb-making components hidden inside the utility box of Turabin’s motorcycle.

Turabin was detained while awaiting the filing of charges. (MindaNews)