29 more gun ban violators nabbed

MANILA, March 21 – Government authorities arrested 29 violators of the Commission on Elections (Comelec)- imposed nationwide total gun ban on Saturday, bringing to more than 1,500 the total number of arrested individuals since the start of the ban last January.

Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina said the latest violators were composed of 28 civilians and one government personnel.

Espina said the latest gun ban violators yielded 16 firearms -– three high-powered and 13 low-powered, 13 bladed weapons and an explosive during actual checkpoint operations on Saturday.

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