THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula has confiscated 348 illegal firearms, 21 grenades and 2,286 rounds of ammunitions in the past three months.
PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula director Miguel Antonio Jr. said they confiscated the said items because of their strict implementation of the election gun ban and “One Time Big Time” operations from January 10 until April 30, this year.
“One Time Big Time” is Philippine National Police’s anti-criminality campaign against syndicated criminal gangs, wanted criminals and loose firearms.
Antonio said that 119 firearms were seized in Zamboanga Sibugay, 111 in Zamboanga City, 78 in Zamboanga del Sur and 40 in Zamboanga del Norte.
On the same period, 1,331 ammunitions and 10 grenades were confiscated in Zamboanga City, 473 ammunitions and one grenade in Zamboanga del Sur, 252 ammunitions and five grenades in Zamboanga Sibugay, 225 ammunitions and five grenades in Zamboanga del Norte. (Bong Garcia)