3 charged with illegal gambling

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Friday, March 14, 2014


THREE people arrested in an anti-gambling campaign have been formally charged in court in Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Friday.

Charged Thursday with violation of Republic Act (RA) 9287 were Helbert Tina-An, 42; Jemar Dumaglas, 33; and Gaspar Quilo, 41, according to the Zamboanga del Norte Police Office (ZDNPO).

RA 9287 is an act increasing the penalties for illegal numbers games, amending certain provisions of Presidential Decree 1602 and for other purposes.

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The police said the accused were arrested in an anti-gambling operation around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Barangay Poblacion Alto, Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga del Norte.

The policemen confiscated from their possession different paraphernalia for an illegal numbers game known as "suertres" and P775 bet money in different denomination.

The suspects were temporarily released after each of them posted the recommended P20,000 bail bond, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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