Bicol PNP gets new firearms, ammunition
LEGAZPI CITY—The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol has acquired new assault rifles, ammunition, and firearm accessories as part of the police’s modernization program.
Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal, Bicol police director, said the program was meant to spur internal security operations, fight lawless elements and support the government’s war on illegal drugs.
“This undertaking is part of the PNP Modernization program which aims to develop capabilities in assisting agencies in the enforcement of policies as well as international covenants in the performance of its police and internal security functions,” he said in an interview on Tuesday.
The new acquisitions were distributed to the police Regional Mobile Force, six provincial police mobile force company and six provincial police offices, Escobal said.
A minibus Toyota Coaster was also turned over to the regional headquarters as General Dispatch Vehicle. Mar S. Arguelles/lzb
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