Nocppo steps up drive vs loose firearms

THE Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) stepped up its campaign against loose firearms through the implementation of “Oplan Katok" and “Oplan Sita.”

Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil Jr., police provincial director, said in a press statement that all police chiefs in cities and municipalities in the province should help and facilitate the intention of gun owners to surrender, deposit, or turn-over firearms to the police while their licenses are still on process.

This in relation to the guidelines of Republic Act 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Castil also encouraged the public to support the campaign against the illegal use of firearms and ammunition through monitoring and reporting to reduce crimes, particularly shooting incidents.

Last Friday, a rifle grenade, grenade, and a homemade shotgun locally known as “sulpak” were turned over to Calatrava Municipal Police Station through the help of barangay officials.

Castil commended the owners of loose firearm and explosives who voluntarily surrendered and turned-over the said items to the police.

“This is just the start of the positive outcome of the campaign,” he said.
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