Philippines: 28 arrested for illegal gambling in Quezon City

The arrests were made in Quezon City.
The arrests were made in Quezon City.

Police in Quezon City have arrested 28 people for alleged involvement in illegal betting on cockfighting and numbers games.

The Philippines.- Authorities have arrested 28 people in a series of raids related to alleged illegal gambling operations.

Nine of those arrested were said to be betting on an illegal online cockfighting match in Barangay Socorro, while four people were arrested after police discovered they were playing an illegal numbers game.

According to PhilStar, another four people were betting on an illegal cockfight in Nagkaisang Nayon. Police seized the fighting cocks and cash.

The rest of the arrests were made in other parts of Quezon City.

In April, police raided a gambling den in Solana and arrested nine people. Among them were local government unit (LGU) employees and teachers.

Col. Ariel Quilang, Cagayan Provincial Police Office chief, told local media that police had raided the gambling den on the orders of the Cagayan provincial intelligence unit.

Quilang said: “The raid was based on the complaints of some residents in the area that gambling was regularly taking place which could endanger the health and safety of the community from Covid-19.”

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