Operatives of Rizal MPS arrested a collector/runner on the illegal numbers game swertres identified as Helmar Villaruel Esmade. The suspect was arrested in Barangay Napilan, Rizal, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 8:20 PM on February 7, 2017, along with the gambling paraphernalia and bet money, and taken to Rizal MPS for proper disposition.
Operatives of Ayala Police Station conducted an operation against the illegal gambling “bar-bar” slot machine in Zone 1, Barangay Cawit, Zamboanga City at about 4:30 PM on February 7, 2017. This resulted in the arrest of Tatang Dahani Hasan for violation of PD 1602. Confiscated from him were three “bar-bar” slot machine. The subject person and the confiscated units were brought to the said police station for proper disposition.
Operatives of Zamboanga City Police Station 11 Station Reaction Unit (SRU) conducted an operation on illegal gambling along Nuñez St. Extension, Zamboanga City at about 1:00 AM on February 8, 2017. The operation led to the confiscation of one dice, one plate with cover, several pingpong balls, other gambling paraphernalia, and a sizeable bet money. The confiscated items were brought to ZCPS11 for proper disposition.
Elements of Rizal MPS and PIB, Zamboanga Del Norte PPO conducted a joint operation on illegal gambling in Barangay Napilan, Rizal, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 8:20 PM on February 7, 2017. This resulted in the arrest of Helmar Esmade y Villaruel, 32, resident of Poblacion, Sapang-dalaga, Misamis Occidental who was caught collecting bets for the illegal numbers game suertres while riding his yellow Honda XRM 125 motorcycle without plate number in Barangay Napilan, Rizal, Zamboanga Del Norte. Confiscated from him were numerous gambling paraphernalia, and bet money. The confiscated items were brought to Rizal MPS while the arrested suspect is now detained pending the filing of appropriate charges in court.
Operatives of Culianan Police Station conducted an operation on illegal gambling at the vicinity of Zone 7-A, Barangay Zambowood, Zamboanga City at about 1:00 PM on February 7, 2017. Three suspects were caught playing the card game locally known as tong-its with bet money. They were identified as Armando Clementir Matulac, Julian Singcay Austero, and Alejandro Pajares Kilakiga, all residents of said place. Confiscated from them were the bet money and a set of playing cards. The confiscated item were turned-over to the investigator-on-case while the subject persons were brought to said police station for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9