CL cops return to normal law enforcement as election period ends

CAMP OLIVAS – The 150-day election period has finally ended with Police Regional Office 3 on top of the situation.

PRO3 Director Brig. Gen. Matthew Baccay said the entire duration of the election period in the region was generally peaceful, with only six election-related incidents validated by the Comelec had been recorded and solved; seven people arrested for vote-buying in Bataan and seven persons nabbed for violation of the 48-hour liquor ban.

With the establishment of 149 PNP-Comelec  checkpoints region-wide, 30 persons were arrested carrying contrabands, 2,647 assorted firearms and deadly weapons were seized with the arrest of 400 suspects, while 231 individuals were arrested in the implementation of search warrants, buy-busts, police response and other operations including “Oplan Bakal, Sita and Galugad.”

Several proactive measures such as the KASAMBAYANAN  (Kapulisan, Simbahan at Pamayanan) and establishment of the Media Action Center (MAC) were also carried out, which contributed to the peaceful and orderly electoral process.

“The success of the National and Local Elections here in Central Luzon is the result of the concerted efforts of the COMELEC, PNP and AFP thru the Regional Joint Security Coordinating Council and other partner agencies who worked hand in hand to ensure the safety and security as well as guarantee the smooth flow of this national exercise,” Baccay said.

Baccay added that the Central Luzon police are now back conducting normal law enforcement and assisting in the implementation of the minimum public health safety protocols.

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