Gun ban nets 260 violators

Subscribe Now May 26, 2013 at 08:49am

THE Police Regional Office-Davao Region (PRO-11) has arrested a total of 260 violators since the Commission on Elections (Comelec) imposed the gun ban in January 13.

Based on the latest data from the PRO 11, 134 violators were charged, while a total of 157 firearms were confiscated and 158 deadly weapons were seized.

The Davao City Police Office (DCPO), under Director Senior Superintendent Ronald M. dela Rosa arrested more violators at 128, with 61 of them already charged in court.

DCPO has also confiscated a total of 42 firearms and 98 deadly weapons.

The Davao del Norte Provincial Police Office (DNPPO) collared a total of 44 violators with 32 of them prosecuted. DNPPO also seized 40 firearms and 20 deadly weapons.

The Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office (DSPPO) nabbed 41 suspects and has filed charges against 11 of them. DSPPO also seized 40 firearms along with eight deadly weapons.

The Compostela Valley Provincial Police Office (CVPPO) arrested 33 violators. Charges were filed against 17 of the 33. CVPPO also confiscated 34 firearms and 27 deadly weapons.

The Davao Oriental Police Provincial Police Office (Doppo) arrested 13 and filed charges against 11. 15 firearms were confiscated by Doppo added with five deadly weapon seized.

PRO 11 public information officer deputy chief Senior Inspector Gretchin Cinco said the accomplishment can be credited to the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) joint check points being established in the different entry points of the provinces.

"Every police station in the different provinces are mandated to conduct at least two checkpoints in the morning and two in the evening but we have to get the approval of the Comelec first before we establish checkpoints," Cinco said.

She said even if all the winning local candidates were proclaimed, police checkpoints will still continue until June 12, 2013.


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