TWELVE Chinese nationals, including a woman, were arrested in the act of engaging in illegal online gambling in Parañaque City.
Southern Police District Director P/BGen. Jimili Macaraeg said the arrested foreigners were identified as Chen Bung Hui, 34; Zheng Shi Feng, 27; Li Zhu Xing, 26; Wa Zhen, 30; Tong Chao Yun, 29; Ji Qing Laz, 22; Li Ling Yu Qi, 32; Yang Shu Qi, 24; Yu Zin, 32; Wang Shen, 20; Li Wei, 22; and Ma Juan, 24, a woman.
They were nabbed by virtue of a search warrant issued by Parañaque City Regional Trial Court Presiding Judge Noemi J. Balitaan of Branch 256 at around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday at No. 50 Matthews St., Multinational Village, Bgy. Moonwalk.
Macaraeg said the operation stemmed from the information received by the District Intelligence Unit (DID) regarding the involvement of the suspects in credit card fraud which prompted them to seek a search warrant from the court.
When the operation was conducted by joint operatives of District Special Operations Unit, DID, Special Weapons and Tactics Team and District Mobile Force Battalion, they caught the suspects while in the act of engaging in online gambling.
Police seized from the suspects laptop computers, cellular phones, dongles and point of sale machine.
The arrested foreign nationals were presented for inquest proceedings before the Parañaque City Prosecutor’s Office on charges for violating Republic Act 8484 (Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998) as amended by RA 11449.