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Bulacan cops nab 13 for illegal gambling, selling fake cigarettes

November 13, 2021 Bernard Galang 247 views

CAMP GEN. ALEJO S. SANTOS, City of Malolos, Bulacan – Thirteen individuals were arrested Friday during an anti-crime operations in Bulacan.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Matthew Baccay, Bulacan police acting commander Col. Manuel Lukban Jr. said a series of anti-illegal gambling operations were conducted in the cities of Meycauayan, San Jose del Monte and Baliwag that resulted in the arrest of eight individuals.

Meanwhile, five people involved in the distribution of imported and untaxed cigarettes were nabbed in different entrapment operations by the operatives of Paombong and Pandi police in Bgy. Pinalagdan, Paombong and Bgy. Mapulang Lupa, Pandi.

The suspects were identified as PaoIo Ballesteros of Bgy. Pinalagdan, Paombong; Zenaida Ignacio of Bgy. Balasing, Sta Maria; Susan delos Santos of Bgy. Cacarong Bata, Pandi; Feliciano Mallari of Bgy. Pinacpinacan, San Rafael; and Jennylyn Taruc of Bgy. San Jose, San Luis, Pampanga.

Seized from the suspects were three boxes containing 50 reams of LIGUN, 90 reams of RGD, two reams of Two Moon, 252 reams of Two Moon Menthol, 152 reams of Two Moon Premium and 100 reams of Might cigarettes.

Appropriate criminal complaints against the suspects are now being prepared.

Baccay vowed that the Central Luzon police will remain vigilant on its crackdown against illegal gambling and selling of fake cigarettes.