Security forces seized a cache of explosives and materials used to make improvised bombs at an alleged camp of the New People’s Army in Bulan, Sorsogon, early Tuesday, police reported.
Among those seized were a large improvised anti-tank mine and two anti-personnel mines, the Bicol regional police said in a statement.
Also found were 53 casings for “Molotov” bombs, 13 casings for anti-personnel mines, over 2 kilos of bolts and nuts, 66 meters of wire, and a broken pair of binoculars.
Police and members of the Army’s 31st and 22nd Infantry Battalions found the items while scouring the camp in Brgy. Dolos, around 5 a.m.
Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, Bicol regional police director, commended the policemen and soldiers involved in the operation.
“Ang maagang pagkadiskubre ng mga ito ay isang epektibong paraan upang mapigilan ang karahasan at iba pang opensibang aksyon na maaaring gawin ng mga rebeldeng grupo laban sa gobyerno at maging sa mga inosenteng mamamayan,” he said.