Anti-Illegal Gambling Drive Catches 6, Seizes Slot Machines in ZC, ZDN

Written by PSUPT ROGELIO C ALABATA, Chief RPIO9 on . Posted in News Release

Three slot machines were seized by members of Zamboanga City Police Station 7 during an anti-illegal gambling operation conducted in Brgy. Tumaga, Zamboanga Cityat about 1:40 PM on February 13, 2017. The confiscated items are now under the custody of Sta. Maria Police Station for proper disposition.


Operatives of Zamboanga City Public Safety Company conducted an anti-illegal gambling operation in Yvanoff Drive, Barangay Tumaga, Zamboanga City at about 1:15 PM on February 13, 2017. This resulted in the confiscation of a slot machine locally known as “apple-apple”. Said police station also conducted another operation at Villa, Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City wherein three “horsy-horsy” slot machines and three “apple-apples” were confiscated.  At about 3:11 PM of same date, the same team confiscated another apple-apple machine in Aurora Village, Tumaga, Zamboanga City.


Four individuals were arrested after they were caught playing “tong-its” during an operation against illegal gambling conducted by operatives of Zamboanga City Police Station 3 in Barangay Sangali, Zamboanga City at about 8:05 PM on February 11, 2017. The arrested suspects were identified as Noel Suede y Gaviola, 39, of Barangay Victoria, Isagani Dayagdag y De Asis, 46, Jordan Cibuco y Salmuera, 29, and Rey Supra y Palgad, 19, of Sitio Daap of Brgy. Sangali. The team confiscated the bet money and other gambling paraphernalia from the card players. The arrested suspects were brought to said police station for proper disposition.


Siocon MPS arrested a swertres collector in Barangay S. Cabral, Siocon, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 8:00 PM on February 13, 2017. The team arrested Erwin Badjo y Velasquez, 25, resident of Barangay San Jose, Baliguian, Zamboanga Del Norte. He was nabbed while collecting bet money as an agent of a principal/financier of the illegal numbers game known as “swertres”. Confiscated from him were a blue Rusi motorcycle without plate number, bet money, and various gambling paraphernalia. The suspect is now detained at Siocon MPS for proper disposition.


A swertres collector was arrested by operatives of Katipunan MPS in Barangay Dr. Jose Rizal, Katipunan, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 8:30 PM on February 13, 2017. The arrested person was identified as John Angelo Arberolos Dataro, 23, resident of said place. He was caught engaged in collecting bets for the illegal numbers game locally known as suertres. Confiscated from him were twenty-three filled-up tally sheets , bet money, and other gambling paraphernalia. The confiscated evidences are temporarily deposited at Katipunan MPS for filing of appropriate charges against the suspect. 

-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9

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