By Glazyl Masculino
BACOLOD CITY – A total of 137 persons was arrested for violating the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban in Negros Occidental from January 13 to May 10.
Records from the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) showed that 123 police operations were conducted against loose firearms in a four-month period.
A total of 106 cases were filed against the violators.
Nocppo confiscated 110 small firearms which include 32 pistols, 47 revolvers, 22 shotguns, and nine improvised firearms such as pin gun and gun replicas.
Also seized were one light weapon (M16), 856 ammunition, seven explosives, and 27 deadly weapons.
The Comelec gun ban ends on June 12, but the Negros policemen will continue to monitor persons who have unlicensed firearms.