13 men busted for illegal gambling in Ecija

January 14, 2022 Steve A. Gosuico 194 views

PEŇARANDA, Nueva Ecija — At least 13 persons were rounded-up during separate anti-illegal gambling operations in this town and Carranglan, Nueva Ecija on Thursday.

Police led by Captain Ricardo M. Salomon Jr. arrested 11 suspects while they were engaged in playing mahjong and tong-its sessions in front of the house of one Bertito Padilla in Bgy. Poblacion Uno at 6 p.m.

Salomon raided the area after receiving an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen about the illegal gambling operations being conducted in the area.

Nabbed were Noel Reyes, 64, mechanic; Juanito Mabalay, 64; Romulo Sartin, 73; Rey Abesamis, 43; Feliciano Gonzales, 67; Recto Ballesteros, 63; Fernando Ferrer, 63; Jerrylito Padilla, 63; Jaime Bonion, 49; Alexander Tagala, 56; and Romeo Villadolid IV.

Seized from them were two mahjong sets, a deck of playing cards, and P3,150 in total bet money.

In Carranglan, police nabbed two men involved in illegal cockfighting operations in Bgy. Piut at 11:45 a.m.

They were identified as Sagani Sim, 25, of Bgy. Putlan and Dominador Ojano, the alleged operator, of Bgy. Puncan.

Confiscated during the operation were two fighting cocks and P1,100 in bet money.