ORMOC CITY-A student who is a grandson of a retired military officer turned over to the local police station of Inopacan, Leyte a rifle grenade.

Inopacan chief of police, Major Ian Salvador Po, said in an interview that the student identified as Win, 17, a Grade 12 student a resident of the Barangay Esperanza of the said town came to their office last April 26 at about 5:40 pm and reported that there was a rifle grenade in their house.

He said that he led his personnel in responding to the report and accompanied the student to their house to verify his information. He added that upon arriving at the house of the student, the rifle grenade was immediately turned over to him.

Po continued that the said explosive was owned by the student’s grandfather, Armado Torrejos Sr., deceased, who was a retired member of the Ranger of the Philippine Constabulary.

He said that the rifle grenade is still very effective and could explode if used.

The surrender of the explosive was a result of the station’s campaign in reaching out to the community regarding loose firearms and explosives which he spearheaded, Po said.

The explosive is presently deposited at the supply section of Inopacan municipal police office.