As police intensifies anti-illegal gambling efforts particularly against “kulalong” to prevent residents from being hooked on illegal gambling, a businesswoman was arrested after a search warrant implementation which uncovered a slot machine (Kulalong) being illegally operated in Chakong, Bontoc Ili, Bontoc, Mountain Province on April 5, 2021.
The suspect is identified as Elaine Estao Peckley Fateg, a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Bontoc and owner of a restobar located at the place of arrest.
According to reports, Bontoc MPS has received anonymous complaints regarding a slot machine (Kulalong) being operated at the business establishment of the suspect, which prompted the operatives to apply for search warrant against her.
The operation resulted in the arrest of the suspect after the search yielded one slot machine “kulalong”.
Furthermore, investigations founds out that customers of the restobar keep coming because of the chance to play the slot machine while waiting for their order to be served.
Arrested suspect and confiscated item were brought to Bontoc MPS while Fateg will be facing a case for violation of PD 1602 (Prescribing Stiffer Penalties on Illegal Gambling). (PROCOR RPIO)