EPD's 'Oplan Kontra Boga' yields over 100 firearms

Published July 7, 2022, 2:11 PM

by Patrick Garcia

The Eastern Police District (EPD) reported on Thursday, July 7, the confiscation of several firearms in two of its campaigns against the use and distribution of loose firearms.

In a press conference held at the EPD headquarters in Pasig City, EPD District Director Brig. Gen. Orlando Yebra Jr. presented to the media the different firearms recovered by the police in its “Oplan Kontra Boga” and “Oplan Katok” campaigns.

A total of 120 firearms of various calibers and sizes have been recovered by the EPD during its checkpoint, anti-drug, search warrant, and quick response operations of its personnel. The firearms were seized from January 2021 to June 2022.

According to the EPD, the number of recovered firearms per area are as follows:

Pasig City Police – 72

Mandaluyong City Police – 18

Marikina City Police – 22

San Juan City Police – 8

Aside from the firearms recovered in the police’s “Kontra Boga” campaign, a total of 1,044 firearms were also surrendered to the police during its “Oplan Katok” operations. The campaign aims to urge gun owners with expired licenses and gun ownership registrations to surrender their firearms to the police.

The 1,044 firearms were recovered from January 2022 to the present.

The number of surrendered firearms per area are as follows:

Pasig City Police – 166

Mandaluyong City Police – 288

Marikina City Police – 298

San Juan City Police – 292

“Ang mga operasyon ng kapulisan laban sa loose firearms ay mas lalo pang paiigtingin upang mapigilan ang pag-abuso dito at di na humantong na magamit ang mga ito sa iba’t ibang krimen sa Metro-East at iba pang karatig na siyudad. Ang pagpapanatili ng kaayusan at katahimikan ay ang pangunahing layunin at prayoridad ng EPD (The police operations against loose firearms will further be strengthened to curb the use of the loose firearms in different crimes in Metro-East and its nearby cities. The EPD’s main goal is to maintain peace and order in its areas of operations),” the EPD said in a statement.