NBI nabs 4 suspects in NAIA bombing attempt

By on September 1, 2014


Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Wikipedia photo
Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Wikipedia photo

MANILA — Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (NBI-AOTCD) and NBI Counter-Terrorism Division (NBI-CTD) have arrested four suspects in a bombing attempt at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday.

It was about 1:45 a.m. Monday when a white Toyota Revo with plate no. WMK-129 was intercepted at the NAIA Terminal 3 parking lot B loaded with components of explosives.

The suspects were arrested while in the act of assembling the explosives inside their vehicle.

Even before the incident, the NBI has already received an information a month ago that a bomb will be exploded until they again received a “tip” about the presence of the suspects on Sunday night who were at the NAIA 3 open parking lot.

The NBI agents theorized that aside from the NAIA, the suspects were also targeting a nearby mall.

The authorities are now determining which group was behind it and what was the motive in the bombing attempt.