Operatives of Pagadian City Police Station conducted an operation on the illegal gambling “tong-its” at Purok Bougainvilla, Barangay San Pedro, Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur at about 5:00 PM on February 16, 2017.
The operating team saw nine persons playing said illegal card game with bet money on the table. This led to the arrest of seven persons identified as Julieto Martillas Caseñas, 62, Alberto Caballero Dela Fuente Jr, 56, Narciso Caballero Limbaga, 58, Jaime Bautista Cababaro, 66, Leonardo Caballero Purgosa, 57, Michael Sanson Bacang, 49, and Loraine Mangubat Casil, 37. Two unidentified card players eluded arrest. Confiscated from them were three sets of playing cards and bet money. The arrested gamblers are temporarily detained at Pagadian CPS for proper disposition.
Elements of Dipolog CPS conducted an anti-illegal gambling operation in Barangay Sta. Isabel, Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 1:00 PM on February 15, 2017. This resulted in the arrest of Rubby Dela Crus, 43, resident of Bonifacio St., Estaka, Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte. The suspect was caught collecting bets in front of Cyber Gym Shop in said barangay. Three swertres lotto tally sheets and bet money were recovered from him. On February 16, 2017, a case for violation of RA 9287 was filed against the suspect under IS No. IX-03-INQ-17B-0019. Subject person is detained at Dipolog CPS for proper disposition.
Elements of Sindangan MPS conducted an anti-illegal gambling operation in Barangay Calatunan, Sindangan, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 2:30 PM on February 16, 2017. This resulted in the arrest of three suspects named Giovane Domen Pormento, 37, Jomarie Mandao Sumingcan, 18, and “Ken”, 17, all residents of said place. They were caught playing a card game locally known as “piat-piat”. A set of playing card and bet money were seized from the trio. Subject persons were brought to Sindangan MPS for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9