TUGUEGARAO CITY – Five persons including a Barangay Tanod were apprehended in an anti-illegal gambling operation by police authorities in Nueva Vizcaya province yesterday.

Jonathan Bautista, 38 years old, Barangay Tanod and Ronaldo Danggol, both residents of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya; Garry Sabino and Oliver Danghale of Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya; and Alexon Sanu-an, a resident of Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya were caught in the act of playing “Drop Ball” in the evening of September 11, 2021 at Purok  2, Baan,  Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya by personnel of Aritao Police Station.

The police confiscated from them 119 red cards, 1 card holder, 4 boxes of new cards, 3 drop balls, 115 chips, 5 drop ball cards and bet money amounting to Php 698.00 in different denominations.

The suspects and confiscated items were brought to Aritao Police Station and cases for Violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287 were filed against them.

Police Brigadier General Steve Ludan earlier gave instructions to police commanders to rid the Valley of illegal gambling activities along with the strict enforcement of the guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Region.(PNP-Region 2 press release)