Capiz cops round up 393 guns

LOOSE and unlicensed firearms recovered by Tapaz police station in Capiz. (Contributed photo).

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Police have gathered 393 firearms a month after launching the campaign against loose and unlicensed guns in Capiz.

According to SPO3 Donna Asmod, information officer of the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO), the 393 firearms were surrendered to municipal police stations, including Roxas City.

The surrendered guns include 283 with expired licenses but undergoing renewal and 99 loose firearms or those that were never registered.

Four guns were either recovered from checkpoints, waiting sheds or left on the road.

Also, 4 guns were recovered from police operations while charges have been filed against the 4 persons for violation of Republic Act 10591 (Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition).

Asmod said the surrendered and recovered firearms are in the custody of the Firearms Explosives and Guard Supervision (FESAGS) at CPPO.

She clarified that the campaign against loose firearms is to prevent upsurge of crimes using loose or unlicensed firearms.

Meanwhile, the Tapaz Municipal Police Station topped the most number of surrendered loose firearms with 118, followed by the  Panay Municipal Police Station with 36, Roxas City PNP-32, Dumalag PNP-32, Panit-an-30, Cuartero-21, Maayon-20, Dumarao and Jamindan-16 each, Mambusao-14,  Pilar-12, Dao and Ivisan 11each, Pontevedra-10, Sapian-8, Sigma-3, and President Roxas-2.

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