19 busted for gambling
POLICE arrested 19 gamblers in Baguio City during an intensified crackdown on illegal gambling over the weekend.
In a joint anti-illegal gambling operation conducted by the Baguio City Police Office Station 7, City Mobile Force Company (CMFC) and City Investigation and Detection Management Unit (CIDMU), 15 gamblers were arrested in the act of playing drop ball along Otek St. in the night of December 02.
The arrested individuals were identified as Santos Agustin,23; Aries Ignacio Vicente, 31; Jaype Ganonot Matias, 33;Carlo Dina Mariano Torres, 35; Michael
Ponce Cabigao, 40; Andy Tuvias Divina, 48; all residents of Otek St., Baguio City; Jay Valdez Pascual, 28, resident of Manaoag, Pangasinan; Tony Benitez Tamiles,44, resident of Kalayaan St., Quezon City; John Mark Magdadaro Lim, 22, resident of Palma-Urbano, Baguio City; Jonathan Aspiras Medina , 37, resident of Agpaoa, Camp 7, Baguio City ; Alisood Gamor Maruhom, 35, resident of Brgy. Central, Bacbacan, Asin Rd., Baguio City; Rolando Abalos, 47, resident of Poblacion, Kasibu, Nueva Viscaya; Franklin Unciano Andrada, 43, resident of Roman Ayson St., Baguio City; Jonathan Gayeb Moreno, 41, resident of Middle Rock Quarry, Baguio City; and Randy Pablo Puguon, 46, resident of Km. 04 Asin Rd., Baguio City.
Seized and confiscated from the suspects were cash money amounting to P29,235, three notebooks, three black ball pens, two stainless funnel, three wooden dice, three plastic baskets, six rectangular boards, wooden box, two cellular phones, one black sling bag and white plastic balls.
In another operation, four gamblers were caught in the act of playing cards at the 3rd floor of Batawa Building, Agrix Bokawkan, in the early morning of December 2.
Responding joint personnel of BCPO Station 2, Mobile Patrol Unit (MPU) and City Intelligence Unit (CIU) apprehended Julius Guerero David, 40; Simon Oydot Allasiw, 55; Reynaldo Siblawan Sobilla, 34; and John Badal Aplasen, 36, who are all residents of La Trinidad, Benguet.
Confiscated from the suspect’s possessions are P1,200 bet money, 52 pieces plastic playing cards and other gambling paraphernalia.
All arrested personalities and the seized items are now under the custody of the concerned operating units while charges on illegal gambling were filed against them in court.