BACOLOR, Pampanga – Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Pampanga over the weekend arrested eight men while in the act of facilitating online cockfight betting at a cockpit arena in this town.
In a report to CIDG-Region 3 officer Col. Christopher Abrahano, CIDG-Pampanga head Police Maj. Warly Bitog said the suspects were getting bets through the Internet using laptops and related gadgets inside a cockpit arena in Bgy. Cabalantian.
Suspects Reynaldo Silagpo, 26; and Luis Anthony Manalang, 23; were found using www.Sabong-barkadahan.com in soliciting bets from online bettors.
Roniel Buenavista, 26; Marco Buenabajo, 29; and Mark Anthony Osting, 20; were caught using www.sabong-sports.com while suspects Ivan tenoria, 25; Larry James Tacobo, 25; and Mark Sungcang, 29; were suing www.GENX.com.
The raid was conducted with the help of the Bacolor police.
Charges for violation of Republic Act 10175 in relation to Presidential 1602 are being readied against the arrested suspects.
Confiscated from the suspects were several laptops, LTE modems, monitors, CPU units and other equipment and gadgets used in video streaming over the Internet.
Meanwhile, in Bgy. Matatalaib, Tarlac City, CIDG operatives arrested three alleged financiers of a game called “drop ball.”
Arrested were Crisanto Bote, 38; Jake Dela Cruz, 22; and Romano Arcenas, 24.
A bettor, King Oliver Calara, 19, was also arrested.
The arrested suspects are facing charges for violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287.