ZAMBOANGA CITY — The continuous clearing and retrieval operations being conducted by police operatives at the war-ravaged areas in this city yielded one more body, and several unexploded ordnance, including grenades and firearms.
Philippine National Police Region-9 (PNP-9) information officer Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said operatives of the Regional Public Safety Battalion-9, Zamboanga City Public Safety Company, Zamboanga City Police Office conducted clearing operations in the Tres Alas warehouse in Sta. Catalina, and at the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology in Barangay Rio Hondo from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. last Oct. 3.
Huesca said the operations resulted in the recovery of a charred body, 33 40mm unexploded ordnance, two misfired 40mm, three hand grenades, three rounds of rifle grenades, a 60mm mortar tube, two burnt revolvers, two burnt shotguns, and a long, and a short magazine for M16 rifle.
The police operatives also retrieved a body believed to be of that of an MNLF member in Barangay Sta. Barbara.