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City Police readies charges against illegal swertres collector PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 December 2018 17:16

BY DAN TORIBIO

The City Police have readied charges against a suspected illegal swetress bet collector who was nabbed during a police operation in Barangay Zone IV, this city on Thursday.

Police identified the illegal swertres collector  as Bartolome Pataytay y Puliarco, 59, a resident of Cabato Road, Tetuan.

Pataytay was nabbed by operatives of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) at around 2:40 p.m. of Wednesday.

The operatives confiscated from the suspect’s possession bet money amounting to P50, tally sheet for bets collected and a ball pen.

The suspect was detained at the City Police Office while the seized items were turned over to the case investigator

Pataytay will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9287, a law that was recently passed as a response by Congress by enacting tougher laws on illegal number gambling, specifically illegal number games such as Jueteng in Luzon.

Republic Act 9287 also amended provisions of Presidential Decree No. 1602 in abid to bring tougher law to meet modern requirements.

Police have readied all the evidences which shall be submitted to the City Prosecutor’s Office for the filing of the case against the suspect.

It can be noted that ZCPO and all its 11 police precincts have intensified the campaign against all forms of illegal gambling in Zamboanga City.– Dan Toribio

 
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