PRO-COR arrests 11 gamblers, pushers

September 11, 2018

CAMP Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet -- Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) regional director Chief Supt. Rolando Z. Nana announced yesterday that PRO-COR arrested 11 individuals in the campaign against illegal gambling and illegal drug operations over the week.

Chief Supt. Nana said operatives of Baguio City Police Office (BCPO)-Station 9 arrested eight gamblers in the act of playing “pusoy” on Monday at Purok 21, Sariling Sikap, San Carlos Heights, Bgy. Irisan, Baguio City, after a concerned citizen reported to the cops the ongoing illegal activities.

Nana identified those arrested as Rodrigo Gallezo Cortez, 62, Ronaldo Gallezo Cortez, 46, Jefferson Agoncillo Agustin, 43, Gil Dangsi delos Santos, 53, Emil Gorez Carreon, 44, Chito Dupisen Payadkeo, 63, Audie Bias Demot, 45, and Samuel Fernandez Costales, 51. Confiscated from them were P2,850 in bet money and 52 plastic playing cards.

In a similar operation, combined operatives of Buguias MPS, Benguet PMFC and Benguet PIB also arrested Marco Parahas Santos, 32, and Francis Fernandez Castro, 31, at Bgy. Abatan Buguias. Confiscated were sets of playing cards and bet money amounting to P1,350.

On the other hand, joint personnel of Benguet PPO-Drug Enforcement Unit, Tublay MPS-Drug Enforcement Unit, RID-COR and RIU-14 arrested drug pusher Rex Guinomon Labutan, 28, truck helper, of Km 18, Ambassador, Tublay, at Kapungan, Caponga, Tublay, for selling shabu. Operatives confiscated P1,000 in buy-bust money, two plastic sachets of suspected shabu and a cellular phone in his possession.

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