Three individuals were placed under arrest after they were caught playing “Chikicha” at the fish port in Brgy. Bagting, Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 5:45 PM on August 5, 2017.
Dapitan City Police Station identified the suspects as Virginia Abad Pakcial, 44, Fe Manatad Hortilano, 54, and Teddy Larede Balingit Jr., 47. During the operation, the team confiscated five sets of playing cards, bet money, and several gambling paraphernalia. The arrested suspects and confiscated items were brought to said police station for filing of appropriate charges in court.
Elements of Zamboanga City Public Safety Company conducted an anti-illegal gambling operation in Tecson Drive, Barangay Mampang, Zamboanga City at about 1:20 PM on August 5, 2017. The subject of the operation was a “tarian”, an illegal cockfighting venue. The players and bettors scampered to different directions upon sensing the approaching operatives. Recovered from the makeshift cockpit were two dead fighting cocks. Said recovered fowls were brought to said unit for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9