Illegal gambling suspects in Pilar arrested

On Thursday (November 13) at 7:30 in the evening in Barangay Maasin, Pilar, Surigao del Norte, PNP elements of Pilar Municipal Police Station led by PINSP Joseph Geofrey P Lim arrested the suspects who were identified as Alyn Acido, 17 years old, single;Sandy Morial, 22 years old, single; and Domingo Morial, 51 years old, married, all resident of Barangay Maasin, Pilar, Surigao del Norte. Suspects were caught in the act engaged in illegal gambling locally known as "swertres". Confiscated from the suspects' possession were 29 pieces tally sheet; one unit Honda TMX motorcycle, color red with plate number LM 5797 and cash bet money amounting to Php 1,657.00. Suspects are now under the custody of Pilar Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

Thursday (November 13) at 7:40 in the evening at the sidewalk of J.C. Aquino Avenue, Zacor, Barangay Tandag Sora, Butuan City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station 1 led by PSI Ronaldo Plaza conducted operation that led to the apprehension of the suspect identified as Arnold Hingan Bantog (usher), 35 years old, married and resident of Purok-20, Barangay San Vicente, Butuan City. Confiscated from the suspect's possession were six pieces filled-up "swertres" tally sheet, one piece calculator, one ballpen and cash bet money worth Php 504.00. Suspect was brought to Butuan City Police Station-1 for proper disposition.

On Saturday (November 15) at 8:10 in the evening at the sidewalk of P. Burgos Extension, Barangay Tandang Sora, Butuan City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station-1 led by PSINSP Ronaldo Plaza arrested the suspect identified as Benjamin Saligan (usher), 37 years old, single and resident of said place. Suspect was arrested while caught in the act engaged in illegal gambling locally known as "swertres". Confiscated from the suspect's possession were nine pieces tally sheet, one calculator, one ballpen and cash bet money amounting to Php 940.00. Arrested person was brought to the Office of Vice Control Section Butuan City Police Office for proper disposition. (PNP)

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