THE Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) has vowed to continue going after those who possess illegal firearms even as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban is lifted Thursday, June 13.
Cocpo spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mardy Hortillosa II said this after a series of shooting incidents that happened in the city, recently.
“Cocpo will never stop in running after personalities who possess illegal firearms especially lately that series of shooting incidents happened in the city and we cannot afford that it will proliferate in the future,”Hortillosa said.
“Dili pwede mag-relax mi kay naay mga shooting incidents nga gamit loose firearms,” he added.
Records from Cocpo showed around 74 people were arrested for violation of the Comelec gun ban.
Police seized 20 pistols, revolvers and improvised guns; 54 bladed weapons; seven grenades, an explosive and 220 ammunition.
Cases have already been filed in court against violators.
However, Hortillosa said the city was safe and peaceful in the five months election period, even during the Election Day.
He said no election-related violence and major untoward incidents related to the May polls happened in the city.
“The election period is generally peaceful through the joint efforts of the police, military, Comelec including the cooperation of the public,” Hortillosa said.