CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad Benguet: PNP Cordillera netted seven violators in a three days anti- illegal gambling and logging operations region wide.
In the anti-illegal gambling operations, PNP Kalinga arrested 2 gamblers in the afternoon of January 19, 2020 at the perimeter of AA Lodge, Mayangao St. Brgy. Dagupan Centro, Tabuk City, Kalinga. Operatives identified them as George Baclas Chapas, aka Amboy, a resident of Malin-Awa Tabuk City, Kalinga; and Rodante Ludan Guiawan, a resident of Suyang Tabuk City, Kalinga. The duo were arrested in the act of playing cards after they were reported by a concerned citizen that led in their arrest and confiscation of bet money amounting to ₱800.00 from their possession. Moreover, PNP Ifugao arrested Samuel Dumngalon Sadamo in the morning of January 22, 2020 for collecting bet money for EZ 2 and Bookies at Amganad, Banaue, Ifugao. Along with his arrest, bet money amounting to Php840.00 and one record book were confiscated from his possession.
In the anti-illegal logging operations, four suspects for were also placed under arrest after concerned citizen reported to the police their ongoing illegal activities.
PNP Apayao arrested Hanibal Rody Daria, 36, resident of Brgy Upper Maton, Pudtol, Apayao and Roy Patay Barad, 30, and a resident of Upper Maton, Pudtol, Apayao together with his passenger Benito Orio Baro Jr., 44, presently residing at Brgy, Lower Maton, pudtol, Apayao in the early morning of January 20, 2020 at Brgy. Capannikian, Pudtol, Apayao.
They were onboard a separate motorcycles with side car loaded with 19 pieces of narra flitches with a total volume of 231.88 board feet with a market value of ₱15,072.2 when they were attested.
Furthermore, PNP Benguet arrested Wilton Kilas Espara, 66, farmer in the act of cutting lumber in Brgy. Anchokey, Kabayan, Benguet on January 18, 2020. Confiscate from his possession is unlicensed chainsaw with defaced serial number.
All suspects are now facing appropriate charges filed in court by the respective operating personnel. (PROCOR RPIO)