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HPG cops nab 3 men in QC over SONA gun ban violation

Highway patrol cops have arrested three men in Quezon City for violating the six-day  gun ban in Metro Manila for the safety of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on Monday.

DzBB Super Radyo's Luisito Santos reported that operatives from the PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG) on an anti-carnapping operation at corner EDSA-Quezon Avenue spotted a Suzuki Ziat car with suspicious or improvised plate number.

Cops ordered the car with three men on board to pull over, and upon inspection they found out that the car's document presented by the driver was registered to a Toyota Corolla.

Further search inside the vehicle yielded three hand guns -- cal. 38, cal. 45, and 9mm pistol.

According to the report, the three men are now in police custody for further investigation.

On Thursday, the PNP said that a gun ban will be imposed in Metro Manila from July 22 to 27 to secure the first SONA of President Bongbong Marcos.

PNP director for operations chief Police Major General Valeriano de Leon said that PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Vicente Danao Jr. has approved the gun ban. —LBG, GMA News