TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Cagayan Valley Police on Monday, May 14, were able to confiscate 19 guns and arrest 17 persons as part of their implementation of the election gun ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
In a press briefing on election day, Police Regional Office 02 Director Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino showed that the most number of firearms was confiscated in Isabela province with 7.
Meanwhile, Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya police provincial offices confiscated five and four guns, respectively, during the election period.
A long firearm was confiscated in Santiago City while there were no reported confiscation of guns from Batanes province.
Espino said the guns were seized through Comelec and police checkpoints, police responses, and serving of search warrants.
Meanwhile, police have arrested five individuals each from Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya, and four persons in Isabela.
A total of 35 cases have been filed against “violators” of Comelec Resolution 10197. The most number of cases were filed Nueva Vizcaya with 12, followed by Cagayan with 10. Northernforum.net