Camp Ruperto K Kangleon, Palo, Leyte- Authorities of the Police Regional Office 8 under the leadership of PBGEN ROMMEL FRANCISCO DAYLEG MARBIL, Regional Director, arrested 560 personalities during a region wide Simultaneous One-Time, Big-Time (OTBT) operations against Illegal Gambling on September 12-18, 2022.

As a result of the seven-day simultaneous police operations, a total of Php 77, 420.75 worth of bet money was confiscated out of 195 total operations conducted. Of the 560 personalities arrested, 2 were operators, 1 financier, 167 bettors, 8 ushers, 11 collectors and 371 players.

A total of 196 illegal gambling were cracked down by the operatives composed of cock-fighting (Tupada), cara y cruz, pusoy, tong-its, lucky 9, mah-jong, video karera, bookies (STL) and others.

Likewise, 129 cases were already filed in court following their arrest.

Meanwhile, in a separate OTBT operations conducted on September 6, this PRO recorded a total of 314 arrested persons out of 109 operations conducted with 82 cases filed in court.

“I direct all field units to continue to intensify your drive against all forms of illegal gambling in your areas of jurisdiction to prevent these violators and operators from engaging further in similar illicit activities,” RD MARBIL said.

Operating teams of the different Police Provincial Offices/City Police Offices carried out the said simultaneous operations all over Eastern Visayas.

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