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           COTABATO CITY – One (1) piece of Hand Grenade was recovered by the elements of Cotabato City Police Office at Dimazenod Street, Barangay Rosary Heights 5, Cotabato City on October 19, 2020 at about 5:03 in the afternoon.
Police reports from Cotabato City Police Office to Police Brigadier General Samuel P Rodriguez, Regional Director of Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region revealed that the Hand Grenade was reported by a concerned citizen and resident of the area. An informant led the police to the location of the hand grenade, which was placed on the roof owned by certain Raul Peralta.
           Immediately, the Patrol Team of Cotabato City Police Office Station 2 cordoned and secured the area. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal and K-9 (EOD/K9) Team in Cotabato also responded to the area. After thorough investigation, the EOD/K9 Team identified the found ordnance as one (1) piece of PRB 423 Fragmentation Hand Grenade with safety pin. The recovered grenade is now under the custody of EOD/K9 Team of Cotabato City Police Office for proper disposition.
         Likewise, Police BGen Rodriguez reiterates that Police operations will be intensified across the Bangsamoro region especially to convergence areas to prevent and minimize criminalities and prevent terrorist acts which are clearly blatant disregard of the safety of the people.
         Further, PRO BAR encourages the public to report any untoward incidents and criminal activities in their area by providing relevant information to the nearest police station or report to the PRO BAR Hotline Number 0915087401746, official Facebook Page: Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. ###