CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – Police arrested three drivers and a bookie in two separate anti-illegal gambling operations in the province of Benguet on April 5, 2021.

Citing the reports from PCOL REYNALDO PASIWEN, Provincial Director of Benguet PPO, the two successful anti-illegal gambling operations of Benguet police in the municipalities of Tublay and Tuba led to the arrest of four (4) suspects.

In Tublay, acting on a report from a concerned citizen regarding an illegal gambling activity happening in Sitio Acop, Brgy Caponga, operatives were able to arrest three individuals who were caught in the act of playing cards inside a parked jeepney in the area.

The arrested suspects were identified as Aron Carino Antero, 40; Leonardo Kimkiman Teofilo, 33; and Mark Bugnay Doloy, 29, all employed as drivers.

Along with their arrest, operatives confiscated a set of playing cards and the bet money.

Meanwhile, in Tuba, operatives arrested a suspect identified as Dewey Ibanio Gao-ay, single, 57, at Sitio Asin, Brgy Nangalisan who was caught in the act of collecting money bets for Small Town Lottery (STL) and was in possession of illegal number game paraphernalia.

Confiscated items from the suspect were one keypad cellular phone, bet money, one black ball pen, one notebook with list of combination numbers, one lengthwise pad paper with list of number combinations betted, and 1 piece cardboard (kalagan) indicating winning number combinations.

Arrested suspects were brought to the respective operating units for proper disposition and will be facing charges for violation of PD 1602 (Illegal Gambling). (PROCOR RPIO)