By J. Jala | 11:44 PM January 30, 2021
The Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) has seized 113 loose and surrendered firearms throughout the province last year.
The firearms were presented during the press briefing of Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo, regional director of Regional Regional Office- Central Visayas, at the conference room of Bohol Police Provincial Office in Camp Dagohoy, Tagbilaran City on Friday afternoon, January 29, 2021.
The Police Regional Office 7 under the leadership of Montejo has pledged to continuously intensify its campaign against loose firearms and gun runners in Central Visayas in order to significantly reduce crimes and lawlessness attributed to the proliferation of firearms.
“I would like to congratulate the men and women of Bohol Police Provincial Office under Col. Joselito Clarito, provincial director of BPPO, for the accomplishments. This proves your dedication and commitment to our beloved organization. You have sharpened the saw beyond expectations and as your father, I am proud of you,” said Montejo.
Meanwhile, as part of the PNP Capability Enhancement Program, Montejo led the turn over of newly procured firearms to BPPO.
Aside from the 168 units of Galil ACE 22N Basic Assault Rifle with accessories, the equipment also includes 50 enhanced combat helmet to further boost the police’s operational capability in the province.
The Amigo Cops also conducted relief operations and dialogue in Carmen town on Saturday, January 30, 2021, in line with the National Task Force to End Local Communist. Armed Conflict.