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107 liquor ban violators nabbed in Metro Manila                

Neil Jayson Servallos - The Philippine Star
107 liquor ban violators nabbed in Metro Manila                
NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad said the violators were caught either selling, distributing, serving, buying or consuming liquor during the two-day ban.
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MANILA, Philippines — At least 107 people were apprehended in Metro Manila on Sunday and Monday for violating the election liquor ban, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported yesterday.

NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad said the violators were caught either selling, distributing, serving, buying or consuming liquor during the two-day ban.

Of the number, 64 were arrested in Quezon City, 27 in Manila and the rest in northern, eastern and southern Metro Manila.

Among those arrested were Jayson Sambajon, 38, and Regina Cuadro, 33, both barangay employees in Makati. They were spotted drinking by police after the closure of voting in Barangay East Rembo.

Police said the suspects resisted arrest, with Sambajon hurling expletives against the arresting officers.

The duo, along with 105 other violators, were taken into police custody for violating the liquor ban.

Sambajon and Cuadro are facing separate charges of alarm, scandal and resistance to a person in authority.

Police said the conduct of the elections in Metro Manila was generally peaceful.

“Police will continue manning checkpoints until June 8 as part of our campaign against post-election violence, crimes, illegal drugs and gambling,” Natividad said.

Gun ban

Meanwhile, a Malaysian and a Chinese were arrested in Parañaque for violating the election gun ban on Tuesday night.

Andrew Wee, a Malaysian, and Chinese Zheng Yi were nabbed at a hotel in the city.

Police said they recovered from the suspects a .40-caliber handgun and ammunition. – Ralph Edwin Villanueva, Emmanuel Tupas

NCPRO

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