8 arrested in Cordillera for illegal gambling

CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – Eight individuals were arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents in separate anti-gambling operations in Benguet, Kalinga and Ifugao recently

            In Catnangan, Atok, Benguet, police authorities identified the arrested individuals as Larry Kilas Pessi, 52; Arpin Agyao Ablasi, 31; and Franklin Yap Aniban, 27, – all residents of Paoay, Atok, Benguet.

            Confiscated from their possession were 3 live cockfighting jolo roosters, bet money amounting to P500.00 and 3 pieces of booklet containing the list of bettors with their corresponding bets.

            In Casigayan, Tabuk City, Kalinga, combined police operatives and intelligence agents arrested Karl Jordan Wanawan Mamawag, 29, a resident of Sukbot Pinukpuk Kalinga and Dexter Killey Baligod, 23, a resident of Balong, Tabuk City during an anti-illegal gambling operation recently.

Confiscated from their possession were assorted gambling paraphernalia containing the name of the betors and bet money amounting to P3,790 in different denominations.

In sitio Iyacop, Tam-an, Banaue, Ifugao, combined police operatives and intelligence agents arrested Romeo Attaban Miguel, 50, a resident of Amganad, Banaue, Ifugao; Jeremy Cumahling Hammadon, 22, a resident of Sitio Pugo, Amganad, Banaue, Ifugao and Jessie Ballogan y Magastino, 34, a resident of Cababuyan South, Hingyon, Ifugaoduring a separate anti-gambling operation.

Confiscated from the possession of the arrested individuals were one set of playing cards and the bet money amounting to P100.00.

Charges of violation of Presidential Decree (PD) 1602 as amended were successively filed against the arrested individuals.

By Dexter A. See

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