BACOLOD CITY, March 20 (PNA) — Thirty-four persons here were facing criminal charges after violating the Commission on Election’s imposed gun ban, Bacolod City Police Office’s (BCPO) record showed.
Of the gun ban violators arrested, 30 were civilians carrying unrenewed license, said Police Sr. Insp. Lester Leada, chief of BCPO’s Operations and Plans Branch.
One was a member of the Armed Forced of the Philippines (AFP) and the remaining three were private security personnel, he said.
Recovered from their possession were 19 bladed weapons, 19 firearms of low-caliber and three high-powered firearms.
Leada advised gun-owners to keep their firearms at home to avoid trouble. If its license is un-renewed, Leada urged them to surrender their firearms for safekeeping.
The imposition of gun ban aims to deter poll-related violence. It started last January 13 and will end on June 12. (PNA)