Illegal suertres collector nabbed in Dipolog City PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:45

A suspected illegal suertres collector who tried to stab a policeman was arrested during an anti-illegal gambling operation in Barangay Sinaman, Dipolog City, the other day.

Nabbed was Joelan Balagot y Moro, 27. He  was caught in the act of collecting suertres bets.

Police said that when Balagot was about to be arrested,  he drew four-inch knife from his waist then attacked PO2 Armando Viola who was able to parry the blow and pull a gun from his waist to defend himself. A scuffle ensued and Viola’s gun accidentally went off hitting Balagot in the body.

The suspect was arrested and was brought to the police station.

Confiscated from Balagot’s possession were one stainless knife, three suertres tally sheets filled up with different number combinations and corresponding bet, one Nokia C2 mobile phone 12 P1 coins, 14 P5 coins, eight P10 coins, two P50 bills and four P20 bills. – Dan Toribio Jr.