4,500 persons arrested for ECQ violations

THE Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) recorded over 4,500 violators of the established protocol or the Enhanced Community Quarantine since it was imposed in Luzon to contain COVID-19, from March 17 to April 22.

According to P/ Capt. Ria Tacderan, PPPO public information officers, most of those apprehended were 2,600 drivers of public utility vehicles.

There were 544 persons also arrested in different places of the province for gambling and will be charged for violation of the anti-gambling law in addition to the charge of violating the ECQ.

There were 386 who were apprehended for not wearing face masks, a mandatory rule in Pangasinan by virtue of newly enacted provincial ordinance, while 349 individuals were nabbed for curfew violation.

Tacderan said 246 were arrested for resistance of arrest and disobedience to a person in authority while some were cited for violations of the liquor ban, social distancing, hoarding, profiteering, and manipulation of prices.

All the 4,555 violators were charged, (Leonardo Micua)

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