Police to step up drive
vs. guns as polls near
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The accounting of loose firearms is now the top priority of the Police Regional Office 6 as it gears up its security preparations for the 2013 elections, its regional police director, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, said yesterday.
PRO6 records show that there are 22,462 licensed firearms, with Negrenses. Of the number, 10,823 have expired licenses.
This is on top of an estimated 6,000 loose firearms in the possession of other individuals in Negros Occidental, police records also show.