NCRPO seizes P1.6M in illegal firecrackers

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More than P1 million worth of illegal fireworks have been seized by Metro Manila policemen since they launched a crackdown against the banned items on Dec. 28.

Based on reports sent to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina, as of Tuesday afternoon, the five police districts had confiscated P1.650 million worth of illegal pyrotechnic materials.

Of the total, the Quezon City police accounted for around P700,000. The Eastern Police District, on the other hand, seized around P350,000 worth of the banned items followed by the Manila Police District with P242,000, Northern Police District with P188,000 and Southern Police District with P170,000.

Espina also reported that 215 people were arrested during the crackdown for violating Republic Act No. 7183, which regulates the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices.

On the other hand, nine people were arrested for indiscriminate firing.

NCRPO spokesman Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos said that although the New Year celebrations may be over, they would continue their operations until Jan. 7.

Espina, meanwhile, reminded firearm holders that the gun ban in connection with the coming elections would start on the 13th.

“Starting Jan. 13, no firearms [are allowed] outside residences … Licenses and permits to carry firearms outside residences are suspended until June 12,” he said in a radio interview.

He added that only uniformed law enforcers on duty and those with a clearance from the Commission on Elections would be allowed to carry guns.

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  • buttones

    Wow! Are there any statistics regarding the areas that are not under control of Imperial MM? I do not of course include the areas owned by the MILF, that’s basicically history anyway…………

  • dodong1

    Based on reports sent to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina, as of Tuesday afternoon, the five police districts had confiscated P1.650 million worth of illegal pyrotechnic materials. KAYA PALA KITANG KITA SA NEWS NA PINAGKUKUHA NG MGA WALANG HIYANG PULIS YUNG NAKUMPISKANG PAPUTOK DAHIL MALAKING KOTONG O PERA PARA SA KANILA PAG IBENTA DIN NILA….MAHIYA NAMAN KAYO OY!!!

  • maypakialamtayo

    Gen Espina, ano po ngayon ang gagawin nyo sa mga pulis na napanood namin sa tv na nagaagawan sa mga nakumpiskang paputok? kaya pala masisispag manghuli yang mga bata nyo eh! para may maiuwi sila sa pamilya nila, sana sila na lang ang maputukan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LJVSZRQ7PBVINM5F6LL2HRURKA Rinaanir

    What about the smuggled ones?

  • nakatutok

    wala lang..naalala ko lang yung napanood ko sa TV na UNAHAN yung mga pulis dumapot sa mga nakumpiskang paputok!!!  KAKAHIYA….ano ba aasahan mo?? buwaya yung mga nasa taas e siyempre mas lalo na sa ibaba…

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