A hand grenade was recovered by municipal police authorities under a bridge some 100 meters from a Commission on Election (COMELEC) checkpoint in Quezon on Tuesday afternoon.
Palawan PNP information officer, Senior Inspector Ric Ramos, said it was found after a certain Venancia Arizala reported seeing it under the bridge that is along the national road at Sitio Sabsaban, Barangay Tabon.
Police operatives, and COMELEC municipal election officer, Atty. Ma. Buenconsejo Lim-Narrazid, were also conducting monitoring at that time in the area’s checkpoint.
Ramos said the grenade was wrapped in transparent tape inside a plastic bag. Its owner remains unknown.
The grenade is now under the custody of the Quezon police and will be turned over to the provincial police office.