TWO Manila policemen who were allegedly “protectors” of illegal cockfight games were arrested by the Philippine National Police–Counter Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) after they were caught during the game Saturday in Tondo, Manila.
Police Officer 2 Melchor Rawi and Emerson Prutas of Manila Police District Station 1 are now in the custody of the CITF in Camp Crame.
It was learned that the illegal cockfight took place at around 1 p.m. at a vacant lot in Balut, Tondo.
The duo were still in police uniform when arrested. Confiscated from them were their guns, the cocks and bets amounting to P15,000.
Officials of CITF said Rawi and Prutas had been the subject of complaints from barangay officials for allegedly being “protectors” of illegal cockfights in the area.