A 45-year-old electrician was arrested Sunday by Bocaue police officers for selling illegal firecrackers in Sitio Bihunan, Barangay Biñang 1, Bocaue, Bulacan.
Bulacan’s Acting Police Director, Colonel Manuel Lukban Jr., identified the arrested suspect as Amando Relatos, married and resident of the location.
The investigation showed that the Bocaue police had received information from an informant concerning the illegal firecracker trade in the region.
Elements of the Bocaue Police Intelligence Operations Unit led by its chief, Lieutenant Colonel. Ronie Pascua, immediately carried out a buyout which resulted in the arrest of the suspect.
Seven packages of “gros trianggulo” (kabasi) were confiscated from the suspect.
The suspect is now being held in the police cell of Bocaue and has been charged with violating the law of the Republic (RA) 7183.
On Tuesday, Regional Police Office 3 Director Mathew Baccay inspected Barangay Turo’s firecracker stores in Bocaue.
He said the inspection was carried out to assure the public that the rules and regulations set out in RA 7183 on the manufacture, sale and distribution of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices are followed by manufacturers, dealers and retailers. .
There are 82 authorized dealers and 20 authorized manufacturers of firecrackers and fireworks in the province.