Confiscates assortment of firearms, deadly weapons
PASIG CITY, (PIA) -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) arrested a total of 27 persons during the six-day implementation of the gun ban in Metro Manila in line with the recent inauguration of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr.
The NCRPO has recorded a total of 27 arrests and confiscation of 14 firearms and 47 deadly weapons at checkpoints and during buy-bust operations, serving of warrants, police patrol, and other police operations in Metro Manila.
“We hindered possible criminal elements and lawlessness that can be attributed to the use of firearms and other deadly weapons that might have caused danger in the solemnity of the inauguration of the country’s newly inaugurated president,” said NCRPO chief Police Major General Felipe R. Natividad.
According to NCRPO, the arrest of 27 suspects resulted in confiscating firearms and revoking the gun owners’ PTCFOR (for those who were legally possessed), aside from appropriate complaints that were filed against them.
Among the confiscated firearms from the different police districts include six (6) short firearms recovered and eight (8) others such as replica guns, improvised firearms (sumpak), and improvised handguns (paltik).
Meanwhile, Natividad thanked the public for their cooperation in ensuring a safe and successful inauguration. (NCRPO/PIA-NCR)