106 arrested for violating Davao firecracker ban
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - At least 106 people were apprehended in Davao City during the New Year's Eve celebrations for violating the city's firecracker ban.
Davao City Police Office chief Sr Supt Ronald dela Rosa said more than 1000 police officers were deployed on Monday afternoon, December 31, on a covert operation to arrest violators.
Out of the 106 violators arrested, 57 are minors, dela Rosa said.
"Arrested violators are detained with the different police stations for filing of appropriate charges against adult violators while minor violators will be released to claiming parents after counseling," dela Rosa said.
Dela Rosa also reported that records in various hospitals and clinics show zero firecracker related injuries in the city. - Rappler.com