Police chiefs told to intensify campaign vs loose firearms

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) urged the police chiefs of 10 stations to submit their weekly accomplishment reports on the campaign against unlicensed and loose firearms.

Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, public information officer of BCPO, said on Friday, November 10, that all police stations should conduct operations for the implementation of “Oplan Kontra Boga.”

It was launched last Monday to address cases of suspects of various crimes, particularly akyat-bahay and hold-up incidents, carrying firearms.

A total of 11,734 individuals in Bacolod City possess unlicensed firearms and there are 3,725 juridical firearms without licenses in Negros Occidental, based on the records of the BCPO Firearms Explosives Security Agency and Guard Supervision Section (Fesags).

These individuals failed to process the renewal of their firearms licenses, which should be done every three years. 

Vargas said they are currently establishing a target-setting to motivate personnel of police stations to perform their functions and to comply with the directive.

The public can help the police by giving information through hotline (0907)2780-149.
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