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Bataan PNP accosts 2,376 ECQ violators

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THE Bataan police office has apprehended from August 8 to 11 a total of 2,376 people for violating Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) guidelines including 190 for curfew violations.

Police Lt. Carlito Buco, assistant chief of Bataan PNP’s provincial operations management unit (POMU), said most of those apprehended were non-authorized persons outside of residence (APOR). “Karamihan po sa mga nasisita namin ang excuse may bibilhin lang,” Buco said.

The number of persons accosted by the police: 621 for not wearing face mask; 471 for not wearing face shield; 450 for not practicing physical distancing; 190 for violating curfew rules; 22 for violating liquor ban; 198 non-Apor; and 424 for non-essential travels.

Buco said the violators were either warned (2,016) and fined (360). He said most of them had concocted stock of alibis most common of which were “to buy food or medicines.”

Col. Joel K. Tampis, Bataan police director, said he has assigned a number of policemen to man all strategic checkpoints in the province to check on possible ECQ violators more particularly this time when the threat of Delta variant continues to spread in the country.

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