BACOLOD City Police Office (BCPO) is now monitoring two well-known personalities in the city who were allegedly operators of jai-alai.

City Police Officer-in-Charge Celestino Guara said raw intelligence report reached his office that these personalities are maintainers and operators of jai-alai in the city. The report, however, is still to be verified.

He said Police Station 1 earlier nabbed one of alleged jai-alai operators in the city, but was able to post bail.

He said the city police office is still conducting operations against the illegal gambling game in the city following Mayor Evelio Leonardia's order to stop such operation.

Jai-alai is reportedly operating in some areas in Bacolod City and other towns and cities in Negros occidental.

But Leonardia said Bacolod City will not welcome jai-alai. (MAP)