NegOr police files charges vs. gun ban violators

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The police here has filed charges against 32 persons for illegal possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives in relation to the Commission on Elections gun ban since the start of the election period last January 9.

Citing a report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office, Lt. Col. Ruben Verbo Jr., head of the Police Community Affairs and Development Unit, said the figures were as of May 12.

Records showed the suspects were arrested in various parts of the province including Bayawan City, Canlaon City, Dumaguete City, Bais City, Guihulngan City, Tanjay City, Sta. Catalina, Mabinay, Bacong, and Bindoy.

The arrests were made either during police operations such as the service of search warrants or during joint police, military, and Comelec checkpoints.

Verbo said charges have been filed against the suspects through a regular filing in court for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, in relation to Comelec Resolution No. 10728 on the ban on firearms and other deadly weapons.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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