Eastern Visayas Cops Sieze 110 Banned Weapons

Eastern Visayas Cops Sieze 110 Banned Weapons


         Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – A total of 110 weapons were confiscated which includes 57 ammunitions, 16 rounds of ammunitions, 10 bladed/pointed weapons, 12 firearms including 4 units of cal. 38 revolver, 3 units of cal. 45 pistol, 2 homemade shotgun and 1 unit each for cal. 9mm, cal. 22 dismantled and Baby Armalite Rifle marked Elisco, 9 magazines, 3 pcs. hand grenade and 1 unit each for black bag, holster and lower receiver of homemade shotgun in a 10-day simultaneous operations of police authorities all over Eastern Visayas from March 11-20, 2019 under the supervision of Eastern Visayas Police Director, PCSUPT DIONARDO BERNARDO CARLOS.

         Leyte Police Provincial Office arrested 6 persons out of 6 operations while Tacloban City Police Office arrested 3 persons out of 2 operations. Northern Samar Police Provincial Office arrested 3 persons out of 3 operations while Samar Police Provincial Office and Ormoc City Police Office arrested 2 persons out of 2 operations. Eastern Samar and Southern Leyte Police Provincial Offices arrested 1 person out of a single operation. These arrested persons (all civilians) were brought to their respective areas of jurisdiction for proper documentation and disposition.

         The cases of the apprehended persons were: 8 counts each for Violation of BP Blg. 6 (An Act Reducing the Penalty for Illegal Possession of Bladed, Pointed or Blunt Weapons, and for other purposes) and Violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act), 2 counts each for Frustrated Murder (Stabbing incident) and RA 9561 (An Act Further Amending the Provisions of PD No. 1866) and 1 count each for Alarm and Scandal, Murder (Stabbing incident) and Rape.

         A total of 18,072 PNP personnel were deployed during the 10-day regular conduct

         “I encourage everyone to support our campaign for a safe and secure elections this coming May,” RD Carlos said.

         Should you have any inquiry, feel free to contact us through the following contact numbers and social media accounts: Regional Public Information Office (RPIO) 09551369334; and Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or Youtube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official Youtube Channel of PRO8).