PNP arrests 238 gun ban violators nationwide

Two weeks before the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has arrested 238 gun ban violators in various checkpoints and weapons check operations nationwide.

64 persons have been arrested in Commission on Elections (Comelec)-PNP checkpoints with 174 violators nabbed in police gun check operations through Oplan Sita, Oplan Bakal and Oplan Galugad, according to the  National Election Monitoring and Action Center (Nemac).

Confiscation of 200 different types of firearms, 58 assorted bladed weapons and 11 grenades has been recorded by the Nemac.

Gun ban violators face charges for violation of the Omnibus Election Code in relation to Republic Act 10591 and PD 1866 as amended by RA 9516.

The election period for the 2018 barangay and SK elections runs from April 14 to May 21.

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