Smokers top ‘Undas’ violators-A A +A
Friday, November 2, 2012
A TOTAL of 108 persons were arrested for various violations during the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days celebration or “Undas,” with smokers topping the list, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) said.
Senior Superintendent Ronald dela Rosa, DCPO chief, said 69 of the violators were arrested for violating Republic Act 9211 (Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003).
He said another 26 people were nabbed for violating the liquor ban.
Dela Rosa said most of the violators caught for these two violations are under the jurisdiction of the San Pedro police.
He said at least 13 people were also arrested for violating Presidential Decree 1602, a law prohibiting illegal gambling, four of whom were nabbed by the Talomo police.
Dela Rosa said the data of these violators were recorded from 6 p.m. of November 1 to 6 a.m. of November 2.
Meanwhile, dela Rosa said 11 people were nabbed for violating RA 4136 (Land Transportation and Traffic Code), mostly from the jurisdiction of Sasa police.
Dela Rosa added that there were a total of seven incidents recorded in just 12 hours. These include three stabbing incidents, a fire in transpired in Nova Tierra Village, a robbery case, and a case of fake money in Toril.
Dela Rosa said the DCPO sustained their extensive security measures during the observance of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
Police assistance desks were placed in every cemetery to entertain the concerns of people visiting their dead relatives. (ANC)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 03, 2012.