50 Chinese nationals arrested for illegal POGO operation

July 07, 2020

AROUND 50 Chinese nationals were arrested by authorities for working in an illegal Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) Monday evening in Makati City.

Makati police chief Col. Oscar Jacildo said combined elements of Station Intelligence Section led by Capt. John Patrick Magsalos and Police Sub-Station-3 led by Lt. Reyne Baluyan raided the 5th floor of a building at No. 7299 J Victor St., Brgy. Pio del Pilar at around 9:15 p.m. Fifty Chinese national were arrested while in the act of engaging in an illegal online gambling operation under Hua Xin POGO company.

Col. Jacildo said operatives seized several pieces of laptops and electronic gadgets, assorted units of cellular phones with active sim cards, personal computers, broadbands, wifi routers and multiple electronic one-time passcode.

Police said the raid was conducted after a week-long surveillance and intelligence gathering following a tip from concerned citizen about illegal online gambling operation.

During investigation, police learned from Makati Business Permit and Licensing Office that the online gambling operation was not registered in their office.