Police intensify crackdown on illegal gambling, arrest five for playing ‘tong-its’ Print
Monday, 27 November 2017 17:26

By DAN TORIBIO

Five persons were nabbed after they were caught playing illegal card  game in Barangay Pasonanca during a police operation dubbed as Oplan Vida y Bala recently.

Arrested were Ayan Delas-as y Rivera, 31, Carlo Paragas y Navarez, 39, Cesar Ybañez y Palitoc, 36, Jay Acabo y Abayle, 28 and Dongkoy Kabasag y Arañes, 27, al residents of Lacasteville, Pasonanca.

Policemen confiscated from their possession 3 pieces of P20 bills, 9 pieces of P5 coins, 20 pieces of P1 coin and one deck of playing cards.

Aside from the arrest of the gamblers, lawmen also impounded four motorcycles for various traffic violations.

It can be noted that the City Police Office and all its 11 police stations including the City Public Safety Company are intensifying the crackdown against illegal gambling especially ‘tarian’, card games and mahjong. – Dan Toribio