175 held for illegal gambling in Central Luzon
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga — Policemen arrested 175 people engaged in illegal gambling during a weeklong anti-crime drive in Central Luzon.
The operations were conducted between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29, Police Regional Police Office 3 director Brigadier General Cesar Pasiwen said in a statement.
They confiscated some P115,200 bet money from the suspects, who are facing charges of violating the laws against illegal gambling, he said.
Pasiwen said 292 people with warrants for various crimes were also arrested during the campaign.
Police units also arrested 263 persons in their anti-illegal drugs operations and confiscated P18,792,000 worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) and P109,000 worth of marijuana.
Pasiwen said police seized at least 50 firearms during the same period. INQ