NCRPO recovers 344 firearms issued to erring cops

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has recovered more than 300 firearms under the “Bawi Operations” which led to the recovery of firearms issued to dismissed personnel.

Citing a report submitted by the Regional Task Group, NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., said Friday that the latest operation resulted in the recovery of a Beretta 9mm caliber pistol bearing serial number G42558Z without magazine from a dismissed police officer in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro City, Laguna on Thursday morning.

Danao said the government properties will be turned over to the NCRPO for proper disposition where a total of 344 firearms have already been recovered since February 17 last year.

“Hindi ko hahayaan na manatili pa sa hanay ng NCRPO ang mga pulis na abusado at adik. Sisiguraduhin kong didisiplinahin ko ang bawat pulis sa ating rehiyon. Tayo ang dapat na mag silbing ERA ng ating organisasyon (will not allow the abusive and addicted policemen to remain in the ranks of the NCRPO. I will make sure I discipline every police officer in our region. We should be the ERA of our organization) Example to everyone, Responsible to everything and Accountable (ERA) in every action,” Danao said.

Danao said the measure aims to prevent the use of issued firearms by dismissed personnel in illegal activities.,

“Ito rin ay isa sa ating panuntunan na pag wala ka na sa serbisyo ay kailangang isauli ang mga inisyong government property (What we are doing to recover issued firearms from our colleagues who have been dismissed from service, suspended and AWOL is a procedure so that such firearms are not used in bad practices. It is also one of our rules that when you are no longer in service, government property initiatives must be returned),” he added.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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