ILOILO CITY: The Police Regional Command here reported that 339 persons were arrested for violation of the Commission on Election (Comelec) gun ban in Western Visayas covering the period January 10 to June 8, 2016. Police regional public information officer Supt. Gilbert Gorero reported that the Iloilo Police Provincial Office has the highest number of persons arrested with 116, followed by the Iloilo City Police Office with 74, Antique Police Provincial Office 54, Aklan Police Provincial Office 52, Capiz Police Provincial Office 31, and Guimaras Police Provincial Office with 12 persons arrested during the gun ban period. Among the gun ban violators were 331 civilians, four police officers and four Barangay Kagawads. Confiscated were 328 firearms,126 bladed weapons, 13 deadly weapons, 41 explosives and five firearm replicas.
LYDIA C. PENDON