15 illegal gamblers arrested in Cordillera

Police Patrol

As part of the continuous efforts of PROCOR against illegal gambling, fifteen (15) individuals were arrested for violation of PD 1602 in Abra, Baguio City, and Kalinga on August 27-29, 2021.

According to the reports submitted to the Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE, operatives from Baguio CPO, Abra PPO, Kalinga PPO, CIDG, RSOG PRO COR and RIU-14 apprehended fifteen (15) individuals in six (6) different operation in the region.

In Abra, police operatives conducted an anti-illegal gambling operation that resulted in the arrest of three individuals. The suspects were identified as Feliciano F. Requino, 68 yrs old, Alberto V. Queza, 57 yrs. old, Melina A. Astudillo, 47 yrs.old and Angelina G. Castillo, 60 yrs.old all are residents of Bangued Abra.

They were caught in the act of playing “pusoy” In Kalinga, simultaneous anti-illegal gambling operations due to the numerous complaints from legitimate operators of Small Town Lottery (STL) resulted in the arrest of Grace A. Agnaya, 42; Ronie L. Baruzo, 39; Denver B. Mocay, 40; Elmer A. Cacatian, 37; May T. Babalan aka ‘Bebang’; and Bension Dacio.Meanwhile, in Baguio City, implementation of search warrant issued by Judge Mervin Jovito S Samadan, Acting Executive Judge of RTC Branch 40 resulted in the arrest of Jaime Aromin Perez, 62; Cesar Balao Ligpit, 50; Rommel Carino Cayat, 53; Pablito Caro Gavino, 65; and Erbi Binag Ordino, 53.

Pieces of evidence confiscated and arrested suspects were brought to the respective operating units for proper disposition while appropriate charges for violation of PD 1602 (Illegal Gambling) is being prepared against the suspects.

(PROCOR-PIO)