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PNP reports over 3K ECQ violators

LEGAZPI CITY --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) Bicol regional office has arrested a total of 3,234 persons violating rules and ordinances within the 51-day period since the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) last Mar. 17, 2020.

Police Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PNP Bicol spokesperson, said that among the violations committed are: non-adherence to the curfew hours; resistance and disobedience to persons in authority; non-compliance with the liquor ban; hoarding; profiteering; and overpricing of medical supplies and other related essential items.

“Under the curfew hours violation, 1,312 persons were arrested while for resistance and disobedience 1,753 were apprehended,” Calubaquib said.

Moreover, the PNP intensified its operations and arrested 150 violators of the liquor ban. Nineteen persons were apprehended and six cases have been filed in court for hoarding and overpricing of medical supplies.

“As part of its efforts, PNP personnel were strategically deployed in various quarantine control points as well as in areas of convergence to monitor and ensure observance of the quarantine guidelines,” Calubaquib said.

“The police in Bicol remains committed to sustaining peace and order in the entire region amid the threat posed by the coronavirus disease 2019,” she added. (PIA5/DDC/PRO5)

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