Davao city police seize toy guns, firecrackers

Subscribe Now December 15, 2016 at 09:48am

AROUND 100 toy guns with pyrotechnics were confiscated by the Santa Ana Police from sidewalk vendors on Tuesday, December 13, as the police force reminded people about the total ban on pyrotechnics in Davao City.

Station Commander Hamlet Lerios confirmed in a phone interview that two cartons of toy guns were confiscated Tuesday from Santa Ana sidewalk vendors.

Each carton contained an estimate of 50 toy guns. He said these toy guns contained the same powder used for pyrotechnics and fire crackers. This confiscation is in relation to the city ordinance number 060-02 which prohibits the "manufacture, sale, distribution, possession or use of fire crackers or pyrotechnic devices and such other similar devices and the exploding of firecrackers or other similar explosives within the territorial jurisdiction of Davao City".

Aside from containing dangerous chemicals which can harm little kids playing it, Lerios also said that these toy guns can possibly cause blindness if directed to the eyes. He said it was not the first time toy guns were confiscated in the city.

Last year, about 50 toy guns were confiscated in Santa Ana Avenue and in Toril. Confiscated toy guns will be collected and burned by the Davao City Police Office just like the confiscated firecrackers before.

Authorities are currently disseminating information about the prohibition of these guns since they learned that most of the sidewalk vendors do not know these are illegal.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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