Police seize 23 guns from January to May PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2011 17:05

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo yesterday announced that a total of 23 unlicensed firearms were confiscated by the police from January 1, 2011 up to the present.

De Ocampo said the confiscation of the firearms were done in different occasions and places during follow-up operations and at police checkpoints.
He said that some of the seized firearms were used by the owners in committing crimes and they were arrested immediately during hot pursuit operations.
The police chief disclosed that his office have already forwarded charges to the City Prosecutor Office against the gun owners.

De Ocampo explained that the putting up of spot checkpoints in the different streets and highways is very effective in fighting crimes as some of the 23 firearms were confiscated during inspection on those roadblocks.

Police records showed that two .45 caliber pistols and two .38 caliber revolvers were seized in January, one M-14, one M-16, four .45 caliber pistols, one 9mm pistol, one .38 revolver and one .22 caliber revolver in February, two .45 caliber pistols, one 9mm pistol, and three .38 caliber revolvers in March, one 9mm pistol and one .38 caliber revolver in April. and one 9 mm pistol and one .38 caliber revolver in May.

De Ocampo said police continue to conduct spot checkpoints in the different streets and highways as well “Operation Bakal” in some of the business establishments especially those who are operating at night time.

He said the police have gained support from business establishment owners and civilians in the conduct of “Operation Bakal”.
“We are doing our best to run after criminals. We continue to investigate all the pending cases and we assure the public that these cases will be filed against the perpetrators,” De Ocampo said. — Dan Toribio Jr.