Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gun Ban in Western Visayas

The number of violators further soared from 31 to 34 persons arrested for the violation of Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban in Western Visayas. 

This was the data released recently by the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) Operations and Plans Division where majority of violators were apprehended in various police checkpoints throughout the region. 

Among those arrested were mostly civilian violators including a member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and a government employee. 

S/Supt. Ricardo Dela Paz, chief of PRO-6's Operations and Plans Division, said a total of 28 firearms, six bladed weapons and a fragmentation grenade have been confiscated. 

Still leading in the number of arrest for violations of the Comelec resolution on total gun ban was Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) with 10 violators; Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) and Capiz Provincial Police Office (CPPO) with six arrests each; Antique Provincial Police Office (APPO) with four; and, Aklan Provincial Police Office (APPO) with three arrest. 

On the other hand, the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) and Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) that have zero apprehensions for a couple of weeks since the Comelec gun ban was implemented on Jan. 10 finally broke their unstained record lately with two arrests each. 

While the Guimaras Provincial Police Office (GPPO) had also a lone arrest on gun ban. 

Dela Paz said these violators have already been charged in various courts in the region for violation of the Omnibus Election Code on total gun ban.

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