Published: 2019-07-10 14:01
Last Updated: 2019-07-10 15:15
About 71 people were caught in possession of 79 unlicensed firearms during the second week of the security crackdown on the possession of unlicensed weapons, the Public Security Directorate (PSD) said in a statement on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
A total of six juveniles and six other people of different Arab nationalities were also held since the beginning of the security campaign, the statement revealed.
During the first week of the campaign, police have held about 59 people for carrying unlicensed firearms, it added.
"The security campaign will continue to curb hunting unlicensed weapons, according to its inspection, operational and investigative procedures," the statement indicated.
The PSD called on citizens to support the campaign to overcome this phenomenon, which threatens and endangers the safety of the society, urging the public to call 911 and report any random shootings.