Friday, February 1, 2013

Commission on Elections (Comelec)-enforced gun ban

The Western Visayas region has taken the No.2 spot eclipsed only by the National Capital Region (NCR)in the number of individuals arrested for violating the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-enforced gun ban since its start last January 13.

Police Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, Jr., Police Regional Office 6 director, said to date, 19 people in Western Visayas have been taken into police custody after they were found in possession of deadly weapons at police checkpoints.

Iloilo has the highest number of arrest with 13 while Bacolod City and the province of Aklan having three each.

Fifteen assorted guns and bladed weapons, and a grenade were confiscated by police, Cruz said.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Drug Agency (PDEA)in Region 6 said it has began tracking moves by illegal drug traders based in Metro Manila aiming a big shipment of prohibited drugs like shabu for distribution during the Dinagyang Festival on January 26-27 by way of sea ports scattered around the region.

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