NBI arrests 5 suspects involved in illegal gambling
The National Bureau of Investigation on Monday announced the arrest of five people involved in illegal gambling in two simultaneous raids in Manila.
Arrested suspects are Reynaldo Nazareth, a manager; Clordeliza Cortez-Rotor, Arelene Tin Tee, Rose Marzan Fernandez, all bet collectors; and Anthony Razal Moran, a staff runner. They were arrested in two simultaneous entrapment operations in Sta. Cruz and Quiapo, Manila on Friday night.
The suspects are facing a case for violation of Presidential Decree 1602 or the law Prescribing Stiffer Penalties on Illegal Gambling as amended by Republic Act 9287 or An Act Increasing Penalties for Illegal Numbers Games with penalties ranging from a minimum of 6 years up to 12 years imprisonment.
The arrest was brought about by the request from the Chairman of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB), Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra to help them on suspected illegal bookie operations on the above-cited areas.
NBI Director Dante A. Gierran immediately ordered the conduct of the raids where they also seizes gambling paraphernalia.
Examination conducted by the NBI-Forensic Chemistry Division (NBI-FCD) on the arrested subjects yielded positive for presence of Ultra-Violet Powder and yellow fluorescent specks and smudges on their hands.
The GAB Horse and Racing Division likewise issued a certification that there is no permit/license under the name of the arrested subjects. JE
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