Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga–– Police Regional Office 3's campaign against illegal gambling went full tilt starting October with the arrest of over 800 persons and confiscation of nearly Php 200K cash bets.
Central Luzon police chief PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON said that in more than 200 anti-illegal gambling operations launched by authorities, 818 persons who were engaged in various illegal gambling activities such as jueteng, illegal STL, or “bookies, cockfighting, mahjong, cara y cruz and card games were apprehended while 236 cases are were already filed with various prosecution offices since October.
PBGEN DE LEON also reiterated the "No take policy" in all illegal activities to all policemen and policewomen in line with the guidelines of Chief PNP PGEN DEBOLD M SINAS.
"We are maximizing our efforts to quash all illegal activities especially gambling and illegal numbers game in the region and we are strict in implementing this campaign. Any police officer found to be taking bribes will be relieved and charged administratively for their actions," PBGEN DE LEON added.