CAMP OLIVAS -- At least 117 different kinds of firearms, 13 bladed weapons, five hand grenades and two other kinds of explosives were confiscated by Central Luzon police since the gun ban implementation.
Newly-installed acting director of Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon Arturo Cacdac Jr. said the firearms were confiscated from 119 persons who were arrested in checkpoints.
Cacdac said among those arrested are four members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), seven policemen, four security guards, a barangay chairman and a jail guard. Ninety-nine of them were civilians.
The confiscated firearms include 33 high-powered and 84 low powered guns.
Cacdac said the police have already filed 94 cases in different courts in the region.
He, however, did not disclose the names of the AFP and PNP personnel who were arrested pending their investigation.
Cacdac said the PNP and Comelec will continue the total-gun ban up to the election period on May 10.
He advised gun owners not to carry their firearms outside their residence until the end of the gun ban implementation. (Ric Sapnu)