Illegal suertres operators not afraid of police arrest PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 April 2011 15:28

Illegal suertres operators continue to defy the police in the campaign against all forms of illegal gambling in the city.

Despite the successive arrests of bet collectors, operators insist on their illegal activities, spreading their operations in almost all barangays and daring the police to arrest them and not their collectors.
Last Thursday afternoon, another bet collector was arrested during a police operation in Barangay Recodo.

Arrested was Michael Gerasol y Saligomba, 34, married.
He was nabbed by operatives of  the Zamboanga City Public Safety under Supt. Diomarie Albarico.
The arresting team confiscated from his possession tally sheets, betting stubs, carbon paper, ballpen and P47 bet money.

Gerasol was taken to the ZCPSC for investigation while the confiscated items were turned over to the investigators for the filing of charges in court.

The ZCPSC and other police units have been conducting operations against illegal suertres since last month and some 10 collectors were already arrested.

Sources said the illegal suertres operators are daring and dauntless because they have protectors from some law enforcement agencies.

The sources identified the four big operators in Zamboanga City as a certain Saurez, Jingjong, Ramel and Carlitong. — Dan Toribio Jr.