Davao police record 55 gun ban violators

Subscribe Now February 15, 2013 at 09:57am

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) recorded 55 violators of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban all over Davao Region since its implementation last January 13. Out of the 55 violators, 35 have already been charged in court, PRO regional deputy spokesperson, Senior Inspector Rowena M. Jacosalem, reported during the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Press Corps at the Task Force Davao (TFD) headquarters Thursday.

Based on the data provided by Jacosalem as of February 13, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) recorded the highest number of violators at 18, while the Compostela Valley Provincial Police Office (CVPPO) rounded up 13 violators.

Davao Oriental Provincial Police Office (Doppo) recorded 12 violators while the Davao del Norte Provincial Police Office (DNPPO) has 10 violators. The Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office (Davao del Sur Police Provincial Office) and the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) 11, for their part, recorded one violator each.

Recovered from the arrested violators were a total of nine high-powered firearms, 23 low-powered firearms, eight bladed weapons and 16 assorted explosives.

Jacosalem said they are conducting regular checkpoints since it is one of the most effective methods to prevent election-related crimes and other petty crimes.

"We are also conducting Oplan Katok where we are going house-to-house to remind gun holders to either renew their licenses or give us information on the status of their firearms," Jacosalem said.

Each of the 12 police stations under the DCPO, meanwhile, are mandated to conduct two random checkpoints every day.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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