11 Filipinos arrested in Vietnam for gambling, cheating

An OFW Journalism Consortium news flash digest

  (from a July 19 report by Vietnam.net Bridge)


HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM—ELEVEN Filipinos were arrested for operating a gambling modus operandi where they cheat and take their victims’ money.

The first three suspects were caught in Thu Duc District and taken into custody by the police.

From the testimonies of the authorities, they were able to arrest the other eight suspects involved. Canadian Emily Helen Garbe was among their victims.

Their modus operandi began with meeting foreigners “in the downtown area, (and then) invited them to their rented houses for dinner, lured them into gambling, and cheated victims out of their money” the Vietnam Bridge reported.

Among those arrested were Cesar Devilla, Dinido Macachor, and Gemma D. Frend.#