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Eastern Visayas police nabs wanted person; raids illegal gambling activities

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
August 4, 2010

TACLOBAN CITY  –  In separate operations, the elements of the Eastern Visayas Police have recently nabbed a wanted person, raided illegal cockfighting and illegal gambling operations at General MacArthur, Eastern Samar and Dolores, Eastern Samar and Calbayog City, a report from the Police Community Relations Office, stated.

At 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon of July 29, joint elements of General MacArthur Municipal Police Station and 8th Regional Police Safety Battalion led by PI Emerson C Badilla, Chief of Police and PI Shyrile C. Tan, Platoon Leader, respectively, conducted a raid against illegal cockfighting activity at Sitio Palana, Barangay Vigan, General MacArthur, Eastern Samar.

Said raid resulted to the arrest of two male persons namely: Segundo Abendiano, 30 years old, married, bet taker or promoter; Ricardo Barbo, 68 years old, married, farmer, bet taker or promoter, both residents of said barangay.

It also resulted to the confiscation of four (4) fighting cocks, four (4) gaffs with cover, one (1) record notebook, one (1) ballpen and cash amounting to P1,200 in different denominations.  Arrested person and confiscated items were brought to Gen. MacArthur Municipal Police Station for documentation and proper disposition.

Later, at 6:00 o’clock in the evening of July 29, a team from Regional Special Operations Group, PRO8 led by PI Dinvir L Revita in coordination with Calbayog City Police Station under the direct supervision of PSupt. Crizaldo O. Nieves, Chief RID, PRO8, conducted an Anti-Illegal Gambling Operation along Brgy Carmen and Brgy Capoocan, Calbayog City.

The operations resulted to the arrest of the following persons: George Lentejas alias Jojo, 43 yrs old, married, member of City Police Auxillary Group (CPAG) and presently residing at said place; and Peter Singamonon, 49 years old, married, jobless and a resident of Brgy San Policarpo, Calbayog City.

Said persons were caught in flagrante delicto engaging in illegal numbers game known as “swertres”, who were acting as usher or collector.

Confiscated/seized from their custody, possession and control were several gambling paraphernalia to wit; George Lentejas: One (1) pc yellow paper used as tally sheet for illegal numbers game with numbers combinations and their corresponding bet dated 07/29/2010; one (1) pad of stub with number combinations and their corresponding bet; one-half pad blank; one pc one hundred peso bill; one pc fifty peso, two pcs twenty peso bill, one ballpen; one unit black RUSI motorcycle with no plate number and with chassis number RUEA152PM2PMIO5100397 and with key; one pc transparent plastic cellophane.

Confiscated from Peter Singamohon were: one pc yellow paper used as tally sheets for illegal numbers game with number combinations their corresponding bet dated 7/29/2010; one lengthwise yellow paper with number combination and their corresponding bet dated7/29/2010; one p lotto tip; one pc fifty peso bill; three pieces twenty peso bill; two pcs five peso coin; one unit Suzuki smash 110 motorcycle with plate nr HO5126 and with chassis number BE49J-204492 and Engine Nr E433-304565 and with key; one pc transparent plastic cellophane.

Subject persons together with the confiscated items were brought to Calbayog City Police Station, Calbayog City for safekeeping and subsequently referred to the Office of the City Prosecutor for inquest proceeding docketed under NPS No VIII-10-INQ-10G-00135 and NPS Nr VIII-10-INQ-10G-00135 with recommended bail bond of twenty thousand pesos (Php 20,000,00)

Meanwhile, at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon of July 30, at Brgy Sta Cruz, Dolores, Eastern Samar, elements of Dolores Municipal Police Station and Borongan City Police Station led by PI Mamerto C Conopio and PI Jerome Camacho, together with eight PNCOs, arrested one Rodrigo Obias, of legal age and a resident of aforesaid place by virtue of alias WOA for the crime of murder docketed under CC Number 468 issued by Hon. Judge Gorgonio Alverez, Presiding Judge, RTC, Branch 4, Dolores, Eastern Samar with no recommended bail bond for his temporary liberty.

Subject person is now detained at Dolores Police Station lock-up cell prior to turn-over to court concerned, for proper disposition.