'Persons of interest' in Manila bomb try to face illegal firerarms possession charges


Posted at Nov 30 2016 08:51 PM

Two persons of interest in the alleged bombing attempt near the U.S. Embassy in Manila will be be charged with illegal possession of firearms and explosives, police said Wednesday.

The two were taken into police custody for questioning after authorities were tipped off of their alleged knowledge or involvement in the bomb try.

Based on their surveillance, National Capital Region Police Office director and Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde said the two were in possession of unlicensed firearms and explosives.

Recovered from separate operations in Bulacan and Caloocan were two caliber .45 guns and one grenade, he said.

Police are still investigating whether the two were connected with the Mindanao-based Maute terror group. - With a report from Primy Cane, ABS-CBN News