Date : November 24, 2018
PNP BICOL IS ALL OUT AGAINST ILLEGAL GAMBLING ACTIVITIES IN BICOL
Camp BGen Simeon A Ola, Legazpi City— With due commitment and devotion towards work, Bicol Top Cop makes innumerable accomplishment in the implementation of various PNP campaign against illegal and lawless activities especially its campaign against illegal gambling.
PNP Bikol under the stern leadership of PCSUPT ATTY. ARNEL B ESCOBAL continues to curb Illegal Gambling activities in the six provinces of Bicol Region in conformity with Executive Order No.13 signed by President Duterte which aims to strengthen the fight against illegal gambling and to clarify jurisdiction and authority of concerned agencies in the regulation and licensing of gambling and online gaming activities.
For the past three quarters, a total of 2, 701 persons were nabbed out of the 1, 079 positive operations conducted with 787 number of cases filed in court. The crackdown entails the arrest of persons involved in Jueteng or the illegal number games, bet collectors and operators of table games such as pushy, mahjong, poker, and other card games. The intensified campaign resulted in the confiscation of 404,846 worth of money/items.
In its relentless endeavor, RD ESCOBAL reiterated his forbidding warning against perpetrators of illegal gambling activities in the region. With strong condemnation, RD ESCOBAL, will not tolerate illegal gambling to proliferate in his area of responsibility. Thus, the men and women of Kasurog Bikol is going all out to eradicate this social menace. Further, PNP will not allow anyone to flinch such activity and that the no person shall be exempted from the law in doing this unforbearing act.