Bacolod City – The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office maintains its performance as the top performer in the enforcement of Comelec gun ban in Western Visayas as of October 27, according to the Police Regional Office 6.
A total of 52 gun ban violators were arrested by the police in Negros Occidental, including highly urbanized Bacolod City, two months after the Comelec gun ban campaign started in Aug. 28 by the Commission on Elections.
Among the violators, 33 were arrested by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO), and 19 were apprehended by the Bacolod City Police Office.
115 violators were nabbed in Western Visayas, composed of 109 civilians, three security guards, two from Other Law Enforcement Agencies (OLEAs), and one from the Philippine National Police.
The Police Regional Office 6 confiscated 80 assorted guns, 48 bladed weapons, 347 ammunition, and two explosives.
In a statement, PBrig. Gen. Sidney Villaflor, PRO6 director, lauded the accomplishments of various police units in the Western Visayas, and the troops for the strict implementation of the Comelec Gun Ban from the day it was implemented.
The gun ban period will end on November 29. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)