Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office

PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS

Oplan Galugad in Pasay: Illegal Gambling Machines, seized

The National Capital Region Police Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauds the anti-illegal gambling effort of the joint personnel of Southern Police District, Pasay City Police Station, DMFB, DID and DSOU-SPD which led to the confiscation of several machines used in illegal gambling.

The operation which started at about 12:00 noon of July 4, 2020, stemmed from a report from a confidential informant about several video karera machines operating in Sto. Niño (Brgy 145) Pasay City in violation of the anti-illegal gambling law.

Consequently, an Oplan Galugad operation was plotted to be conducted in the area by said operatives.

Seized during the operation were two (2) Video Karera and three (3) Fruit Game Machines. However, the machines were not functioning and operating upon its discovery.

The illegal gambling machines were recovered in the following areas to wit:

-Mahogany St. Brgy 145 (2) Fruit Games Machines and (1) Video Karera Machine,

-Pasay City Public Cemetery, Brgy. 148 (1) Video Karera Machine and (1) Fruit Game Machine

No person was arrested during the operation because they hurriedly dashed away after seeing the approaching operatives. The police officers are however looking into the possibility of filing charges against the owner of the house.

The operation ended at about 1:00 PM of the same date and the gambling machines were turned-over to sub-station 5, Baclaran Police Station.

“I commend the successful anti-criminality effort of the operatives of the Southern Police District, which resulted in the confiscation of several illegal gambling machines. Your diligence and dedication to relentlessly eradicate all forms of illegal gambling activity in your area of responsibility is truly notable,” said PMGEN SINAS.