Police score 89% in Loose firearms drive

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Police score 89% in Loose firearms drive

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Police nabbed Marlou Betasa and succeeded in accounting for two high caliber firearms and ammunition. Bohol Police scores high on their anti illegal firearms drive despite the continued unsolved shooting incidents and the election gun ban. (PIABOhol/BPPO-PNP)
Police nabbed Marlou Betasa and succeeded in accounting for two high caliber firearms and ammunition. Bohol Police scores high on their anti illegal firearms drive despite the continued unsolved shooting incidents and the election gun ban. (PIABOhol/BPPO-PNP)

Police rated a good 89% in their campaign against loose firearms in 2015, according to reports from Camp Dagohoy.

At the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Meeting held at the Mansion Conference Hall, January 28, Camp Dagohoy, through PSSupt Dennis Agustin said that they accounted for 307 low and high powered firearms in 2014.

But this was for 255 operations they conducted from January to December. This comes up to 83% of the average hit.

Colonel Agustin told council members that the police all over Bohol succeeded in accounting for 123 high power and 184 low power fire arms in 2014.

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By 2015 however, after 188 operations, Bohol police authorities accounted for some 211 fire arms, getting an average of 89%.

Camp Dagohoy sources also said they were able to account for 73 high powered and 138 low powered firearms in 2015.

As to police operations against persons arrested, 2014 proved a better year for police authorities when they capped a 64% average with 165 persons arrested in 255 operations.

By 2015, Bohol police managed a 57% rating with 108 persons arrested from 188 operations, according to data from the Police Intelligence and Investigation Management Bureau.

In both years however, Bohol police managed a60% operations to cases filed against persons illegally in possession of firearms. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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