WW II bomb shells found in junk shop

By Paulo DS. Papa


Police in San Fernando, Camarines Sur recovered several vintage bombs identified as explosive remnants of war (ERW) in a junkshop at Barangay Bonifacio on Wednesday, Sept. 29.


Lt. Anthony Bueza, officer-in-charge of the San Fernando Municipal Police Station told Bicol Mail that the ERWs were recovered during inspection and visitation of the town’s different junkshops.

VINTAGE EXPLOSIVES. World War II bombs that were recovered by police in a junkshop in San Fernando, Camarines Sur.(EOD CamSur)


A certain Lorie Llabares, junkshop owner, surrendered to the police nine corroded unidentified empty bomb shells. They were brought to the Explosive Ordnance Division (EOD) provincial office for proper disposition.


On Monday, Oct. 4, an empty mortar shell was discovered at Olaño Compound, Bayawas Street in Barangay Abella, Naga City.


The Naga City Police Office (NCPO) in a statement said that Amor Olaño, 54, with her daughter Maria Cecilia Abania, 33, both of the said place brought an empty 81mm mortar cartridge to the barangay hall. The bomb was discovered by Abania in front of their house.


Barangay officials turned over the empty shell to the NCPO’s Explosive and Canine Unit.