Hundred people arrested in first week of gun-ban


MORE than a hundred people have been arrested a week after authorities imposed a 45-day election gun ban, police figures showed on Saturday.

This is the second time that government authorities imposed a nationwide gun-ban this year. The move was done to thwart the possible outbreak of violence in the upcoming village elections on October 28.

Figures from the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday showed that about 102 gun ban violators have been arrested since its implementation on September 28.

Based on the data, 96 of the arrested people were civilians, three were policemen, two were security guards and one was a government official.

Police also seized a total of 86 various types and caliber of firearms; 30 bladed weapons; seven gun replicas; five grenades; 11 other types of explosives and 759 rounds of ammunitions, the figures said.

Authorities first implemented a gun ban on January 13 this year for the midterm local and national elections held in May. ANTHONY VARGAS




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