BONTOC, Mountain Province – The police are doing their part to stop if not minimize gambling activities in the capital town.
This was assured by Police Senior Inspector Richard G. Soliven, the Chief of Police of Bontoc Municipal Police Station (MPS) in a press conference at the Mountain Province Provincial Police Office (MPPPO) recently.
According to Soliven, 15 slot machines were confiscated and destroyed by their office from November last year until February 2015.He said that this is the result of their intensified campaign against illegal gambling to include the conduct of raids to reported gambling dens and areas where slot machines are being operated.
With this, Soliven are encouraging the public to help the police in their campaign against illegal gambling. He added that reports of concerned individuals on where gambling dens and slots machines are located is helpful in addressing illegal gambling activities in town.
The rampant illegal gambling activities in the capital town have been the subject of complaints from concerned individuals and groups.
Meanwhile, Police Inspector Gilbert Bulalit, the Chief of Police of Besao MPS denied the reported text messages of some concerned individuals published in a local newspaper that policemen are allegedly gamblers themselves. Bulalit stressed that he does not tolerate gambling in his jurisdiction. “I make sure that our policemen do not participate in gambling activities” the police officer ended.
By Alpine L. Killa