he National Bureau of Investigation has arrested 43 people suspected of operating the illegal numbers game “jueteng” in separate raids in three towns, following a crackdown against illegal gambling activities that supposedly use a government-sanctioned gaming operation as cover.
The regional director of the Philippine National Police in Central Luzon has relieved the police chief of Baliwag town in Bulacan province after raids in the town led to the arrest of 29 people who were allegedly involved in the illegal operation of the state-sanctioned Small Town Lottery (STL).
By Erika Sauler
Several police officials were invited by the Manila City Council to a public hearing on Monday in connection with a resolution calling for a probe on alleged proliferation of illegal gambling in the city.
Police demolished illegal betting stations here on Friday in what could be a determined drive to eradicate the illegal gambling operations being run by a big syndicate.
Good for the media cameras, bad for the air we breathe. While lauding local governments for their antiillegal gambling campaigns, an environmental watchdog cautioned them against the public, open-air destruction of confiscated “video karera” machines, saying the usual practice of smashing their TV components to pieces releases toxic chemicals.