PCSO, NBI padlock 5 Globaltech ‘peryahan’ in QC
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have shut down five “Peryahan ng Bayan” of Globaltech Mobile Online Corporation in Quezon City.
PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan revealed this in a statement on Friday, adding that Wednesday’s raids led to the arrest of 57 bet collectors of Globaltech.
According to Balutan, the arrested persons will be facing charges for violation of Anti-Illegal Numbers Games Laws and Cyber Crime Law.
Balutan said seized during the raid were four sets of desktop computers, fake PCSO identification cards, bet slips, and several pieces of documents as well as vehicles used for bet collection.
Balutan added PCSO terminated Globaltech’s Deed of Authority to operate “peryahan” in 2016 because of its non-remittance of earnings to PCSO amounting to P100 million.
Globaltech earlier filed a petition for the issuance of a writ of preliminary injunction, but was junked by the Pasig City Regional Trial Court (RTC) in October 2017. /kga
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