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PNP confiscates 331 illegal firearms from different security agencies

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 10:39 AM May 08, 2019
PNP confiscates 331 illegal firearms from different security agencies

PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde and other officials inspect the illegal firearms confiscated from different security agencies in Metro Manila. INQUIRER photo / Consuelo Marquez

MANILA, Philippines — Three hundred thirty-one illegal guns were seized from various security agencies in Metro Manila, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Wednesday.

Of the total number, 250 unlicensed firearms were confiscated from security agencies facing cease to operate order while 81 guns were confiscated on inspections during election period from Jan. 13, 2019, to May 8, 2019.

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Specifically, 55 were shotguns, 39 were 9-mm pistols, 222 were .38-caliber guns, 10 were super .38 gun, 1 caliber 380 gun, 2 caliber .32 gun and 2 mac Intratec.

In a press conference, PNP’s Supervisory Office on Security and Investigation Agencies (SOSIA) reported that this accomplishment showed the law enforcers’ preparation for the May midterm polls.

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“By implementing cease to operate and post to post inspection, this is our contribution for the preparations of the midterm elections,” Police Brig. Gen. Noli Romana, director of SOSIA, said.

Romana also assured the public that they would be monitoring security guards that are being used by “unscrupulous politicians as bodyguards.” /jpv

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