CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, La Union: Police Regional Office 1 campaign against loose firearms dubbed as “One-Time Big Bang” resulted in the arrest of 24 persons and confiscation of 13 firearms on January 10 – 17. PRO1 director, Chief Supt. Ericson T. Velasquez, said 10 persons were arrested and five firearms confiscated in Pangasinan; eight persons, nabbed and three firearms seized in La Union; two were nabbed with one firearm in Ilocos Sur; another two and a firearm in Ilocos Norte; and two persons fall while three firearms were in the possession of the Regional Criminal Investigation and Detective Unit 1 (RCIDU1). Also, 50 candidates for the 2016 synchronized elections deposited about 79 assorted firearms for safekeeping, in support of PRO1’s advocacy for a secured and fair election (SAFE 2016).
THOM F. PICAÑA