Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office director, Senior Supt. Edward Carranza, is pushing for the mandatory installation of closed-circuit television cameras at various ports of entry to the province to deter criminal activities.
This was after the interception last week of a cache of loose firearms and accessories, that the police believe came from Danao in Cebu province en route to Mindanao via Negros Oriental.
NOPPO Intelligence operatives seized 17 .45 caliber pistols, two KG-9 millimeter sub-machine guns and 37 magazines concealed in seven bags, on board a passenger bus that was about to board a roll-on, roll-off vessel at the Dumaguete port. No arrest was made.
Carranza said that CCTV cameras are effective tools in the prevention and solution of crimes, and the identification of suspects. He said a local ordinance should require all passengers of sea vessels to pass under CCTV cameras.
He said he is hopeful that the Provincial Peace and Order Council will pass a resolution asking the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to pass an ordinance that will require CCTVs in the ports of entry to Oriental Negros.
He said the seaport terminals in Sibulan and Amlan towns should be prioritized as these are commonly used.*JFP
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