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Apr 3, 2019

Live Grenade Found in Benque

Chester Williams

A joint operation between officers attached to the Special Patrols Unit and the Mobile Interdiction Team led to the discovery of a grenade in Benque Viejo del Carmen. On Tuesday, the team, based on information received, conducted a search at the water pump area and discovered a live grenade.  The explosive device was retrieved by the B.D.F. bomb expert and is currently being inspected to determine its origin. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams shared the preliminary details.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“The B.D.F. bomb expert was called in who went and retrieved the grenade and it is currently being held by the B.D.F. and they will inspect to see what is the origin as well as what is the capability of that device.”



“Was it someone who informed you of the location or was it that they just randomly find it underneath the area?


Chester Williams

“Well it was based on intelligence obtained by the police.”



“We are not sure whether it is the British-type or….”


Chester Williams

“No, as soon as the B.D.F. are through with the inspection then they will be able to tell us if it British or American-type.”

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