Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Nineteen (19) persons were arrested by authorities and seized several illegal gambling paraphernalia including the collection of bet money during a two-dary separate anti-illegal gambling operation conducted region-wide on July 29 and July 30.

Angeles City Police operatives conducted anti-illegal gambling operation at Sitio Pader, Brgy. Pulung Maragul, Angeles City which resulted in the arrest of three (3) individuals engaged in cara y cruz. Seized from the suspects were four (4) pieces of one-hundred-peso bills, one (1) piece of fifty-peso bill; twelve (12) pieces of one-peso coins, with a total amount of Php 462.00.

Similarly, ten (10) individuals engaged in cara y cru and lucky nine were arrested by Bulacan police authorities during separate anti-illegal gambling operations at Brgy. Minuyan Proper, City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan and No. 504 Marcelo Compound Tibagan Brgy. Sta. Rosa 2, Marilao, Bulacan. Three (3) one-peso coins, one (1) set of playing cards and Php 2,100.00 bet money were seized from the suspects.

In Pampanga, police operatives of Porac MPS conducted anti-illegal gambling operation at Brgy. Pulung Santol, Porac, Pampanga which resulted in the arrest of three (3) individuals engaged in winner-take-all. A total of Php 2,230.00 bet money were seized.

While three (3) individuals engaged in tong-its were arrested by elements of Camiling MPS during anti-illegal gambling operation at Brgy. Bilad Camiling, Tarlac. Pieces of evidence collected from the suspects were one (1) deck of playing cards and bet money amounting to Php 325.00.

Violation of P.D.1602 as amended by R.A. 9287 is being prepared against the above suspects.

“PRO3 continues to launch operations against illegal gambling and strictly imposes the full force of the law as it steps up on its campaign against all forms of lawlessness to minimize criminality in every locality,” PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN MATTHEW P BACCAY said.