19 busted for gam­bling

Sun.Star Baguio - - Front Page - Jonathan Llanes Sun*Star Reporter

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.

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