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5 suspected illegal STL bet collectors fall in Quezon

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 01:08 PM October 17, 2019

LUCENA CITY –– Police arrested five suspected bet collectors of illegal Small Town Lottery (STL) called “bookies” in their continuous operation against unlawful gambling in Quezon province, a police report said.

Anti-illegal gambling operatives collared Aimee Olaes, Shirley Villaruel and Cecille Baroy while gathering cash bets in Barangay Dalahican here around 9:30 p.m.

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In Tayabas City, police also arrested Jonalyn Tumbaga and Jenielyn Espiritu as they collected bets in Barangay Wakas around 5:30 p.m.

The suspects failed to produce the legitimate identification cards authorized by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, which showed that the bet collectors were engaged in “bookies” operation.

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The authorities confiscated several bet collection lists and bet money of different denominations from the suspects.

The suspects were charged with a violation of the Republic Act 9287 on illegal gambling./lzb

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