By Mike U. Crismundo
Butuan City – Police units spread all over the five provinces and six cities in Caraga region have arrested 36 suspects for illegal gambling, as the regional command of Northeastern Mindanao Police Regional Office-13 reported on its region-wide vice crackdown for the year.
These illegal gambling personalities were arrested in 43 operations conducted by various police units in the region, PRO-13 Regional Director Chief Supt. Rolando B. Felix told The Manila Bulletin yesterday.
Majority of the arrests involved street gambling like fruit game, video karera, illegal numbers games, and other forms of gambling like cockfight and card games, he said.
The region’s police chief also disclosed that P148,175 in bet money, and illegal gambling paraphernalia were confiscated from the arrested persons.