Authorities found dynamite explosives inside house of a civilian in Surigao del Sur


by Ben Serrano

      October 22, 2010


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, BUTUAN CITY- Joint operatives of Philippine National Police, local government unit of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur and personnel from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-DA) found dynamite explosives inside house of a fisherman in Arangasa Island in Barangay Aras-Asan, Cagwait, Surigao del Sur Thursday.


            Caraga Police Regional Information Office here identified owner of the one storey house where said dynamite explosives and other devices were found as certain Ruel Lauron Pizarraz, 28, married and fisherman.


            By virtue of Search Warrant issued by Cagwait MCTC Judge Ambrosio N Moleta, authorities confiscated inside the house some two pieces of RED detonating cords measuring 24 inches long, brown detonating cord 8.5 inches long, ammonium nitrate powders, white PVC pipes used as containing of detonating cord and empty bottles tied up with red cellophanes.


            Authorities suspected the explosives which are highly dangerous to be stockpiled inside a family house are being used in unabated continuing dynamite fishing which are rampant in some coastal areas in Caraga Region that already destroyed aqua marine lives, corral reefs and ecology of the coastal waters in the area.


            Police said the search was conducted in the presence of Mr. Ruel Pizarraz together with Mr Alvincito Arreza of DA-LGU Fisheries Officer and Charlie Lofranco Opiana and Mr Diosdado Inguito, both Barangay Kagawads as witnesses.


Suspect together with confiscated items were brought to Cagwait Police Station for proper disposition and further investigation. (-30-)