6 held for playing ‘tong-its’

September 16, 2018

SAN LEONARDO, Nueva Ecija -- Joint operatives of the Nueva Ecija Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (NE-CIDG) and the local police nabbed four men and two women while playing a popular card game called “tong-its” in a gambling den here last Friday afternoon.

Town police head, Chief Insp. Ranny G. Casilla identified those nabbed as Gemma Macaso, 22, single; Adora Flores, 50, married; Adriano Binene, 53; widower; Emerson Garcia, 37, married; Rolando Valmonte, 44, married: and Arnie Alover, 23, married; all of Purok 3, Bgy. Tabuating, this town.

The anti-illegal gambling operation was implemented after the NE-CIDG and the local police were tipped off about the said illegal activity taking place in the said gambling house.

Casilla said the arrested suspects were caught red-handed while playing tong-its at 4:34 p.m.

Seized during the raid were two sets of playing cards and gambling money amounting to P2,368.
Casilla said the arrested suspects were brought to the NE-CIDG custodial facility facing charges for violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287.