Liquor ban nets 266 violators in Metro Manila

By Alexandria San Juan

A total of 266 violators were arrested in Metro Manila in just the first hour of the liquor ban.

A police officer watches over the arrested individuals for violating the election liquor ban in Quezon City Sunday, May 12, 2019. (ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)
A police officer watches over the arrested individuals for violating the election liquor ban in Quezon City Sunday, May 12, 2019. (ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)

Among those arrested were five members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), according to Police Major Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director.

The ban took effect at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Eleazar said 185 were arrested in Quezon City including soldiers from the Philippine Marine Corps and the Army.

The youngest of those arrested in Quezon City was 18 years old.

The three Marines and Army troopers were leaving the store where they were drinking when the police picked them up.

Eleazar presented the arrested violators in Quezon City during a press briefing in Camp Karingal on Sunday.

The violators face one to six years of imprisonment.

The ban will last until 12 a.m. Tuesday.

 
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