35 nabbed for liquor ban

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE - Lau­ren Alimondo Sun*Star Re­porter

SOME 35 drunk­ards were ar­rested in the dif­fer­ent es­tab­lish­ments and res­i­den­tial houses in La Trinidad in vi­o­la­tion of Sec. 261 of the Om­nibus Elec­tion Code.

Mem­bers of the La Trinidad Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion (LTMPS), af­ter com­plains from con­cerned cit­i­zens rounded up the drunk­ards in barangays Balili, Pico, Be­tag and

Ba­hong in vi­o­la­tion of Sec. 261 of the liquor ban which started May 13.

La Trinidad Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice sta­tion Po­lice Chief In­spec­tor Ben­son Ma­cli-ing said the sus­pects were turned over to the Pros­e­cu­tors Of­fice on the same day for in­quest.

The con­sec­u­tive ar­rests started 4:15 in the af­ter­noon with 13 sus­pects in Barangay Pico, three in Ba­hong (6p.m.), 14 in Be­tag (6:30 p.m.), an­other one in Pico (7:30 p.m.), and four in Balili (9:30p.m.).

The Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions res­o­lu­tion 10246 Sec­tion 261 of the Om­nibus Elec­tion state selling, fur­nish­ing, of­fer­ing, buy­ing, serv­ing or tak­ing in­tox­i­cat­ing liquor is pro­hib­ited for the 2018 Barangay and Sang­gu­ni­ang Ka­bataan Elec­tions.

Ma­cli-ing added the liquor ban will lapse un­til mid­night of May 14.

On the same day Benguet Provin­cial Di­rec­tor Lyndon Men­cio to­gether with Po­lice Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Ed­ward Car­ranza con­ducted con­tin­u­ous mon­i­tor­ing within the prov­ince and the cap­i­tal town.

Men­cio added every mu­nic­i­pal po­lice sta­tions in the prov­ince reg­u­larly con­ducts a min­i­mum of four check­points.

“Af­ter elec­tions we will be check­ing again if the sur­ren­dered firearms was tam­pered,” stressed Men­cio adding they will be pro­vid­ing se­cu­rity for 24-hour ba­sis for those elec­tion para­pher­na­lia un­til they will be turned over to every mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

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