49 firearms with expired registrations surrendered in Makati City »Manila Bulletin News


From Jel Santos

A total of 49 firearms with expired registrations were surrendered to the Makati City police on Sunday, South Police district (SPD) Director General Tomas Apolinario Jr. said on Monday.

The SPD director specified the weapons as 26 pieces cal.38 revolver and 23 pieces 12 gauge shotgun.

(photo courtesy of Jel Santos / MANILA BULLETIN)

(photo courtesy of Jel Santos / MANILA BULLETIN)

The 49 firearms, Apolinario said, were voluntarily surrendered to Makati police by the Cavisa Security Agency, Inc.

According to data from the Makati police on "Oplan Bilang Boga" the registration of the aforementioned firearms had already expired.

The firearms are now held in custody by the Makati police while waiting for all the necessary documents prepared for their turn to the Firearms and Explosive Division (FED) at Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Apolinario thanked the Cavisa Security Agency for surrendering the firearms with expired licenses. "This only shows how sincere our security partners are in complying with the laws on firearms and ammunition," he said.

Meanwhile, the SPD director urges other arms owners with expired licenses or firearms without a license to hand over their firearms to the nearest police stations in anticipation of the PNP amnesty program.

"Such a thing is a way to help the PNP to take into account all loose firearms in the country," concluded Apolinario.

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