Police seize slot machines

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Monday, June 9, 2014


THE police have confiscated over the weekend a total of 13 units of slot machines as it intensifies its anti-gambling campaign in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, an official said.

Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) Spokesman Senior Inspector Joseph Ortega said Monday the slots machines were confiscated in a joint operation carried out by the police stations in the municipalities of Tampilisan and Liloy in Zamboanga del Norte.

Ortega said the slot machines were confiscated in the villages of Lawis, Baybay, and Communal, in Liloy municipality and in Sto. Niño, and Poblacion in the town of Tampilisan.

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He said the operation of the slot machines is in violation of Presidential Decree 1602 as amended by Republic Act 9287, an act increasing the penalties for illegal numbers games, amending certain provisions of P.D. 1602 and for other purposes.

He said the confiscation of the slots machines is also in line with the declaration of war by Zamboanga del Norte Governor Roberto Uy against all forms of illegal gambling in the province.

He said the latest confiscation of slot machines was made with the support of the Provincial Intelligence Branch of the Zamboanga del Norte Police Office. (Bong Garcia)

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