Close to 400 gun ban violators caught - PNP
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MANILA, Philippines -- Close to 400 persons have been arrested for violating the election gun ban, the Philippine National Police said on Wednesday.
Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor, PNP spokesman, said the count as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday was 396 violators apprehended since the start of the gun ban on January 10. These include 381 civilians, two police officers, three government officials, three members of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, six security guards, a law enforcement agency employee, and a member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit.
He said 254 firearms, 2,381 other deadly weapons, 14 grenades, one other explosive, eight replica firearms and 2,358 bullets have been confiscated.