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Police record over 150 violators of Comelec gun ban in Central Luzon

Some 150 individuals, including law enforcers, violated the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) gun ban during the election period in Central Luzon, police said Wednesday.

Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus said of the violators, two came from the Philippine National Police (PNP), two from the military, one from other law enforcement agency, four security guards and 146 civilians.

The police also confiscated 104 assorted firearms, 46 bladed weapons/firearms replica, 20 grenades and 576 ammunition from April 14 to May 21.

Some 53 individuals were also arrested for violating the 48-hour liquor ban from May 13 to May 14, the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

But generally, Corpus said the election period in Central Luzon ended “generally peaceful.”