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Almost 2,500 persons arrested for violating election gun ban

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Close to 2,500 persons have been arrested for violating the election gun ban, the Philippine National Police recently reported.

Col. Bernard Banac, PNP spokesperson, said as of March 8, 2019, a total of 2,473 persons had been arrested in 277,296 police operations since the implementation of the Commission on Election gun ban on January 13.

Of the total, 1,355 suspects were intercepted during police patrol operations, 474 through search warrants, and 406 during the “Oplan Bakal, Sita, Galugad” operation.

Banac said the number includes 211 persons arrested at checkpoints and 27 others during the serving of warrants of arrest since the gun ban started.

About 2,329 of those arrested were civilians, while the remainder were security guards (45), government and elected officials (39), police officers (24), military personnel (3), other law enforcers (6), a member of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and a foreign national.

Police have also arrested 20 persons from labeled threat groups and two from private armed groups.

Banac said the PNP had so far confiscated a total of 16,379 firearms, deadly weapons, grenades and other explosives, firearm replicas, bladed or pointed weapons, and ammunition.

The 2019 midterm elections will be held on May 13, but the gun ban will last until June 12.

Close to 2,500 persons have been arrested for violating the election gun ban, the Philippine National Police recently reported.

Col. Bernard Banac, PNP spokesperson, said as of March 8, 2019, a total of 2,473 persons had been arrested in 277,296 police operations since the implementation of the Commission on Election gun ban on January 13.

Of the total, 1,355 suspects were intercepted during police patrol operations, 474 through search warrants, and 406 during the “Oplan Bakal, Sita, Galugad” operation.

Banac said the number includes 211 persons arrested at checkpoints and 27 others during the serving of warrants of arrest since the gun ban started.

About 2,329 of those arrested were civilians, while the remainder were security guards (45), government and elected officials (39), police officers (24), military personnel (3), other law enforcers (6), a member of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and a foreign national.

Police have also arrested 20 persons from labeled threat groups and two from private armed groups.

Banac said the PNP had so far confiscated a total of 16,379 firearms, deadly weapons, grenades and other explosives, firearm replicas, bladed or pointed weapons, and ammunition.

The 2019 midterm elections will be held on May 13, but the gun ban will last until June 12.

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