Camp General Alejo S. Santos, City of Malolos, Bulacan — Two were arrested for illegally manufacturing firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices in a residential area in Brgy. Batia, Bocaue, Bulacan, at around 2:30 in the afternoon of December 16, 2023.

In reports submitted to PLTCol Jacquiline Puapo, OIC, Bulacan PPO, a 38-year-old female and a 31-year-old male suspect, both residents of Northville 5, Brgy. Batia, Bocaue, Bulacan were arrested by personnel of Bocaue MPS through a report by a concerned citizen that there was illegal manufacturing of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices in the abovementioned residential address.

The two (2) suspects were caught in the act of making pyrotechnic products and failed to present a license, permit, and other pertinent documents for manufacturing, which resulted in their arrest. Confiscated from the suspects were twenty (20) packs of roman candles (100 pieces each pack), two (2) bundles of roman candles (500 pieces each bundle), one (1) sack of unfinished roman candles (2000 pieces per sack), and other paraphernalia for making firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices with an estimated market value of five thousand four hundred pesos (Php 5,400.00).