THE Philippine National Police (PNP) Cordillera recorded 24 gun ban violators in the region since its implementation on January 10.

There were 18 firearms confiscated in Abra yielding the highest with the same number of low and high-powered guns confiscated.

There were likewise nine persons arrested in the province due to gun ban violations.

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In Baguio City, there were 90 replica guns confiscated, which are now with the Baguio City Police Office.

Three persons were also arrested in the City.

Three violators were also arrested in Apayao while the same number of violators was arrested in both Benguet and Ifugao.

A lone violator was arrested in Mountain province.

Abra, meanwhile, registered only one violator last week and police were able to seize a Communist terrorist.

The Comelec gun ban is aimed at having an orderly and peaceful May 10 elections.

Under Comelec Resolution No. 8714, carrying and transport of firearms, explosives and deadly weapons during the 150-day election period from January 10, 2010 to June 9, 2010 is strictly prohibited.

Only bonafide members of the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) wearing proper uniform and in performance of official duties are allowed to carry firearms.

Checkpoints all over the region have been set up as well as the implementation of "Operation Kapkap."

The operation targets liquor establishments to ensure that no drunken sprees will ensue in gun brawls.