Eastern Visayas Cops Sieze 102 Banned Weapons
Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – A total of 72 banned weapons were confiscated which includes 30 pcs of pellets/marbles for de holen gun, 27 ammunitions, 18 bladed/pointed weapons, 15 units of firearms (6 units of improvised gun, 5 units of cal. 38 revolver, 2 units of cal. 357 revolver and 1 unit each for air gun rifle and cal. 9mm), 5 units each of 30mm grenade launcher and fired cartridge and 1 unit each for magazine and holster. Also seized from the arrested persons include 7 pcs. heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing crystalline substance (suspected shabu) with an estimated market value of Php 3,500.00, 5 fighting cocks, 2 pcs. 500-peso bill as marked money, gaffs and boodle money amounting to Php 2,000.00 in a 9-day simultaneous operations of police authorities all over Eastern Visayas from April 16-24, 2019 under the supervision of Eastern Visayas Police Director, PBGEN DIONARDO BERNARDO CARLOS.
Leyte Police Provincial Office arrested 7 persons out of 7 operations conducted while Biliran Police Provincial Office arrested 5 persons out of 2 operations. Northern Samar Police Provincial Office arrested 5 persons out of 5 operations while Tacloban City Police Provincial Office arrested 4 persons out of 4 operations. Eastern Samar Police Provincial Office arrested 3 persons out of 2 operations while Samar Police Provincial Office arrested 3 persons out of 3 operations. Ormoc City Police Provincial Office arrested 2 persons out of 2 operations. 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: 12 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), 11 counts each for Violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act), 3 counts of Frustrated Murder (Stabbing, Hacking and Shooting incidents), 2 counts for RA 9165 (Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) and 1 count each for Alarm and Scandal, Murder, Illegal Gambling and RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act).
“We are intensifying our efforts in making Eastern Visayas a safer and secure place this coming Midterm elections,” PBGEN CARLOS said.
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