THE Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) has arrested 23 persons for violation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban policy as of Friday, January 22.

The arrests were results of checkpoint or chokepoint operations, response to call for police assistance and saturation drive.

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About 18 firearms, four bladed weapons, one grenade and one explosive were confiscated from the gun ban violators. Ten charges were already filed against them, while 10 others are still under investigation.

A case against Senior Jail Officer II Jonathan Ibutnande, who was arrested on January 15 at Poblacion, Malinao, Aklan, was dismissed per order of Provincial Prosecutor Ma. Maya Bien Q. Mayor-Tolentino of Aklan on the ground that carrying of magazines and ammunitions alone is not construed a gun ban violation.

Negros Police Provincial Office still leads the six provincial and two city police offices in the accomplishment with seven arrested persons. (Press release)