CAMP BGEN OSCAR M. FLORENDO, San Fernando City, La Union – The police scored anew in its campaign against illegal gambling after operatives arrested three suspected jueteng bet collectors in Barangay Buenlag, Binmaley last February 17.
Police Senior Superintendent Moro Virgilio M. Lazo, Officer-in-Charge of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) identified the suspects as Vicente Z. Carpio, 47, married and a resident of Buenlag; Aldrin B. Soriano, 27, and Salvador I. Conception, 25, both single and residents of Mabini St. and Luna St, all in Binmaley.
Lazo said the suspects were caught while in the act of collecting bets by joint elements from the Binmaley Police Station and Police Intelligence Branch, Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PIB, PANGPPO) who were conducting anti-jueteng drive in the said municipality.
The operatives seized from the suspects bets amounting to P1,538.00 in various denominations, papelitos, jueteng paraphernalia, cell phones, staplers, calculator and one (1) Rusi motorcycle.
The Pangasinan police has implemented a massive crackdown on jueteng in its campaign to eradicate illegal numbers game in the province.#