Bizman under surveillance for violating firecrackers ban PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:29

Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, regional chief of the  Firearms, Explosives, Security and Guard Section (FESAGS), disclosed yesterday that they are monitoring a Chinese national who is engaged in the selling of pyrotechnics in the city despite an executive order issued by Mayor Beng Climaco banning the sale and use of such merry-making items.

Huesca told newsmen that his office has received a report about the Chinese national’s activities and immediately he ordered his men to conduct surveillance.

It was also learned that the business permit of that Chinese businessman is also expired.

However, for operational purposes, the FESAGS chief refused to divulge the identity of the businessman.

But Huesca said his office, in coordination with the city government,  will confront the businessman, and  if the latter will still ignore and continue the illegal activity Huesca’s men will take legal actions like getting a search warrant or conduct an entrapment operation.

Huesca added that if the businessman will be arrested during a raid or entrapment operation, he will face charges in court.

Meanwhile, Huesca said they will strictly implement the total ban of firecrackers during Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Anybody caught violating the mayor’s executive order will be charged for violation of Republic Act 7183 in relation to the executive order issued by Mayor Climaco, Huesca said.

Moreover, he said that sparklers and fountains are included in the list of pyrotechnics which are also strictly prohibited to light.

Huesca added that the police will coordinate with barangays officials to help them in monitoring the public during the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. – Dan Toribio Jr.