35 nabbed for liquor ban
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.