By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) recently revealed, since January, they have made 58 arrests in relation to Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban violations.
Based on records released by law enforcement, they confiscated a total of 39 firearms, 15 bladed weapons, 229 round of ammunition, and two grenades.
Those found guilty of violating the Comelec gun ban face one to six years in prison.
Violators will also be banned from voting in future elections, while disobedient candidates may also be barred from holding public office.
Aside from the Comelec gun ban, the BCPO also apprehended 16 individuals for violating the Comelec-imposed liquor ban, which began last Sunday and ended early Tuesday morning.
However, the 16 were later released with a stern warning and immediately ordered to return home./DGB, WDJ