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Parañaque cops nab 3 men for violation of SONA gun ban

Parañaque City cops arrested three people on Monday for violation of the ongoing six-day gun ban for the safety of the first State of the Nation Address of President Bongbong Marcos.

Unang Balita reported on Monday -- SONA Day -- that authorities acting on a tip tailed and cornered the suspects on Ongpin Street in Binondo, Manila.

Police said the suspects immediately surrendered.

An initial police investigation indicates the suspects were carrying service firearms as they were supposedly private security agents of a company.

Authorities said the three will face complaints for violating the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition.

According to the report, the suspects have refused to give any further statement.

Last Saturday, the first day of the SONA gun ban that will end on July 27, Highway Patrol Group operatives in Quezon City nabbed three men driving a car with suspicious plate number and documents.

A further search inside the car yielded three unlicensed firearms. The suspects were kept under police custody for investigation. —LBG, GMA News