Police Regional Office Cordillera stepped up its anti-illegal gambling operations in the entire region arresting 15 bet collectors and gamblers over the past week.
In our relentless operations, from June 11 to 17, 2018, there were six anti-illegal gambling operations conducted, wherein 15 suspects were arrested, Php4,485.00 bet money and several gambling paraphernalia’s were confiscated while 6 cases were filed in court.
Worthy to note is the successive arrest of six suspects who were separately arrested in the act of playing games in the city of Baguio City on June 14, 2018.
Personnel of Police Station 10 were able to arrest Ador Raquipo Geron, 46; Vergel Bucal Talabis, 34; Catalino Sadcoyan Adiwang, 55, in their respective residents at Purok 7, Dontogan, Baguio City. While personnel of Police Station 2 of BCPO arrested Lander Fedcha, 25, a resident of Pines Park, La Trinidad, Benguet; Jeffrey Padilla, 28, a resident of San Luis, Baguio City; and Justin Alejandro, 25, a resident of Irisan Baguio City were arrested at No.1 Bokawkan Road, Baguio City.
Confiscated during the operation were bet money amounting to P740.00 in different denominations, assorted gambling paraphernalia.
Moreover, three gamblers were likewise nabbed in Brgy. Banacao, Bangued, Abra in the afternoon of June 12, 2018. Arrested suspects were identified as Concordia Almazan Blanes; Macrilda Dacayan Blanes; and Ednalyn Belledo Bersalona. Confiscated from their possession were bet money amounting to Php335.00 and one set of playing cards.
All arrested suspects and confiscated evidence are now under the custody of the operating units while appropriate charges were filed against them.
PROCOR Regional Director, Police Chief Superintendent Rolando Zambale Nana commended the operating personnel for a job well done for their extreme efforts in anti-illegal gambling operations and to continuously conduct an efficient campaign and advocacy by implementing a wide –ranging pro-active approach/strategy in all forms of criminality. He urged the public to report also policemen who are accepting money or worse, operating illegal gambling in their communities.