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NCRPO arrests 14 for violating election gun ban

/ 12:45 AM January 12, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has so far arrested 14 individuals for violating the election gun ban as of Tuesday.

The gun ban, which is being imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the May 2022 elections, is well be implemented until June 8, 2022.

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In a statement, the NCRPO said five arrests were made on the first day of the election gun ban Sunday, Jan. 9.

Two of these arrests occurred during the morning, as earlier reported by the Philippine National Police, while three others occurred later that day.

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One of the suspects was arrested in Pasay City at around 11:30 p.m. after authorities received a report that the suspect was armed with a firearm.

Another suspect was arrested in Navotas City for carrying a “sumpak,” an improvised firearm, and causing commotion and fear among the barangay residents.

The third incident was in Parañaque City, where a suspect was arrested in a follow-up operation connected with a robbery — a .38-caliber pistol was seized from his possession.

All three were charged for violation of the Omnibus Election Code.

Apart from these five, NCRPO officers manning the checkpoints in Quezon City were also able to arrest two individuals with firearms on Jan. 10.

In total, the NRCPO said it had arrested four at Comelec checkpoints and 10 during police patrol operations.

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The NCRPO chief,  Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., guaranteed that the police force would continue to intensify checkpoints to ensure strict implementation of the gun ban.

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