QCPD arrests 17 suspects; confiscates 17 firearms

Quezon City Police District Director P/Brig.Gen. Redrico Maranan on Thursday reported the arrest of 17 suspects and the confiscation of 17 firearms by the different police stations and units from 28 August to 11 September 2023.

Maranan said this is in line with the COMELEC Gun Ban and as part of the QCPD commitment to combat illegal possession of firearms.

A total of 15 operations were conducted by the different Quezon City police stations and units.

The La Loma Police Station (PS 1), under P/Lt.Col. Romil Avenido, arrested three suspects and confiscated three firearms.

The Talipapa Police Station (PS 3), under P/ Lt. Col. Morgan Aguilar, nabbed two suspects and seized two firearms.

The Novaliches Police Station (PS 4), under P/Lt.Col. Jerry Castillo, apprehended four suspects and seized four firearms.

The Batasan Police Station (PS 6), under P/Lt.Col. Paterno Domondon Jr., arrested three suspects and confiscated three firearms.

The Holy Spirit Police Station (PS 14), under P/Lt.Col. May Genio, nabbed four suspects and confiscated four firearms.

The District Special Operation Unit (DSOU), under P/Maj. Jun Fortunato, arrested a suspect which led to the recovery of one firearm.

All the suspects were charged with violation of Republic Act No. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act in relation to the Omnibus Election Code (COMELEC Gun Ban).

Maranan commended the relentless efforts of his officers in executing the QCPD’s anti-criminality operations, which led to this notable accomplishment.

“QCPD would like to extend its appreciation to the community for their vigilant support and cooperation in reporting illegal firearms and suspicious activities. Together, we are working towards a safer and more secure Quezon City”.

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