‘Wag pasaway! Davao City arrests violators of anti-vices laws

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Authorities have launched a crackdown against violators of city ordinances banning liquor and smoking in public places in Davao City.

The Vices Regulation Unit of Davao City conducted inspection in the areas of Times Beach, Bonguyan Beach, up to Jade by Sea, and some parts of Matina Aplaya Wednesday, December 5.

This was in coordination with the Talomo Police and Davao City Police Office.

The city government said the operation resulted in the arrest of 52 people for violation of the liquor ban and 17 others for smoking in public.

Two establishments were also caught allowing customers to smoke, it added.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has been strictly implementing the liquor and smoking ban in the city.

She earlier warned that any establishment, which would be found violating or circumventing the laws would be closed. #