Police guns to be inspected on Jan 2

Posted at 01/01/2013 11:04 AM | Updated as of 01/01/2013 11:04 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Policemen's "sealed" guns will be inspected on Wednesday, the Philippine National Police Chief said, as those found to have fired their guns illegally will be met with punishment.

"Magkakaroon po ng inspeksyon bukas po sa kanya-kanyang unit at titignan po natin kung meron pong paggalaw 'yung mga tape na inilagay sa baril," PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima told DZMM Tuesday morning.

"Mahigpit ang ating bilin sa ating kapulisan na huwag sila magpapaputok na hindi kinakailangan," Purisima added.

Policemen's guns were sealed last Saturday to prevent any illegal firings during New Year eve celebrations. Those found to have fired their guns illegally may be discharged from service.

Reports on Tuesday morning showed 19 were already injured by stray bullets on New Year's eve. Victims included a two-year old girl, a four-year child and a pregnant woman. --DZMM