11 arrested for gambling, illegal drugs

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CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – Eleven (11) individuals were arrested and charged for violating special laws during the conduct of intensified campaign against illegal gambling and illegal drugs.

10 them were apprehended when caught engaging in “pusoy” and cockfighting activities in separate police operations conducted.

Apprehended for violating anti-gambling laws were Marcos Ayaman Ogues and Johnie Allan Kiw-an at Lower Poblacion, Sablan, Benguet last Tuesday, May 12, 2020, and confiscated from their possession were one set of playing cards and Php1,300.00 bet money.

On May 9, Ireneo Regaton Dumayas was aarrested in Appas, Tabuk City, Kalinga while Vivian L. Luminio; Jacquelyn V. Acosta; Myrna B. Frias, Sherwin B. Simeon; Lea S. Alvarez; and Antonio G. Luminio were apprehended in the house of Luminio in Purok 5, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga also for violating anti-gambling laws. Their arrest led to the confiscation of evidence listed as bet money amounting to a total of Php1,545.00 and two (2) sets of playing cards.

Lastly, Ryan Lobrino Vasquez was caught in the act of engaging in illegal cockfighting in Brgy Calaba South, Bangued Abra in the afternoon of May 8. His arrest led in the confiscation of one (1) dead fighting cock with blade.

Aside from the arrest of the alleged anti-gambling law offenders, a suspected female illegal drug law offender Normina Ebrahim Baic aka “Nicole” was apprehended after she sold 5 small sachets of suspected “shabu” to a poseur buyer in Barangay Longlong, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet in the afternoon of May 9. Confiscated from her possession were one cellular phone and buy bust money.

PROCOR RPIO press release