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Friday, January 20, 2023

Bacuag police arrests illegal gamblers 

BUTUAN CITY -- Police authorities of Bacuag town, province of Surigao del Norte on Tuesday (January 17) successfully arrested four suspects of illegal gambling.

Joemar Leones, 27, a resident of Purok Silang; Erasmo Mosquite Dequibo, 58, a resident of Purok Green Leaves; Artemio Abad Teorima, 61, a resident of Purok Riverside; and Junnel Tuquib Balberan, 37, a resident of Purok Daguhoy, all from Barangay Campo, who work as tricycle drivers were arrested by local police during its anti-illegal gambling operation in Purok Malunggay, Barangay Campo after the suspects were caught engaging in illegal gambling during a game of Three Card. 

Bacuag cops seized one set of playing cards and bet money in various denominations totaling Php 506 from their possessions.

According to Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office officer-in-charge Laudemer M. Laude, police operations against illegal gambling has intensified following the increasing number of reported cases in the past months.

“The SDN PNP (Surigao del Norte Philippine National Police) activities increased due to the ongoing war against all illegal gaming in the province. We'll continue to combat any illegal gambling activities. We shall keep working with our steadfast dedication to building a more peaceful province,” said the provincial director.

The arrested persons are presently in the custody of Bacuag Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PCpl Gladys L. Jangao, SDNPPO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)