58 gun ban violators nabbed in Bacolod

An officer of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) checks vehicles at a checkpoint installed in the metro’s major thoroughfares. According to BCPO, 58 individuals were already apprehended for violating the election gun ban since January. BCPO

BACOLOD City – Around 58 individuals were apprehended for violating the election gun ban in this city since January.

According to the Bacolod City Police Office (BCP), they recorded these apprehensions in relation to gun ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

BCPO’s records showed the total confiscation was comprised of 39 firearms, 15 bladed weapons, 229 round of ammunition, and two grenades.

Those found guilty of violating the Comelec gun ban will be facing one to six years imprisonment.

Violators will also be banned from voting in future elections, while disobedient candidates may also be barred from holding public office.

During the BCPO’s campaign to enforce an orderly and peaceful May 13 polls, 16 individuals were also apprehended for breaking the election liquor ban./PN


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