Police net 89 firearms under Comelec gun ban PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:30


Police in Zamboanga Peninsula have seized a total of 89 firearms since the Commission on Elections gun ban started on January 8.

PRO9 Deputy Regional Director for Operations Sr. Supt. Debold M. Sinas disclosed that nine  guns were confiscated by  men of the Zamboanga City Police Office.

Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office netted 19 guns from persons without Comelec documents.

Zamboanga del Norte PNP totalled 29 guns illegally carried by civilians.

The Regional Public Safety Battalion 9 seized three guns and the Zamboanga del Sur PNP seized 29 guns from persons without Comelec exemption.

According to Sinas a criminal case are ready against the 89 persons for violation of the firearms Law.

Meanwhile, Sinas disclosed that the Regional Joint Security Coordinating Center is scheduled to meet on a provincial level  and down to the municipal level.

Sinas explained the meeting will disccuss matters on how to establish checkpoints in the different municipal level.

He ssaid each municipality should put up one check point if it has only one entry and exit road. But if a municipality has separate entry and exit roads,  it can put-up two checkpoints.    The checkpoints are  manned by the police and military.

RJSCC is headed by the Comelec regional director. Vice Chairpersons are PRO-9 Director Chief Supt. Miguel Antonio Jr and Maj. Gen. Rene Abarrientos, commanding general of the 1st Tabak Division of the Philippine Army based in Zamboanga del Sur. — Allen Abastillas