MANILA — After five days since it started, some 95 individuals were already arrested for violating the firearms ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in connection with the May 2016 elections.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Spokesman Chief Supt. Wilben M. Mayor on Friday of the total number of violators, 90 were civilians, two security guard and one law enforcement agency (LEA)/CAFGU.
At the same time, some 79 firearms were confiscated including 331 deadly weapons, firearms replica, grenade, ammunition and other explosives.
Gun ban for SAFE 2016 started last Sunday (January 10) and will last till June 8 to ensure safe conduct of this year’s polls. PNA / northboundasia.com