Police in Virac, San Miguel arrest 8 “tong-its” players
posted 5-Jan-2019  ·  
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The Christmas spirit of eight persons in Virac and San Miguel were spoiled when they were arrest5ed for illegal gambling, for which they will face charges of violation of Republic 1602.

First to be apprehended were five “tong-its” players in Virac who were caught in the act by a team from the Virac police station led by SPO2 Louie Garcia last Dec. 16, 2018 at 3:30 P.M.

The authorities recovered a set of playing cards and P140 in cash from Sally Torrente, 46, construction workers Rene Magtangob, 42, and Albert Pamplona, 31, and tricycle driver Sonny Carual, 45, all of Palnab del Sur.

In Mabato, San Miguel just 15 minutes later, joint elements of the police led by SPO1 John Teston and SPO2 Virgilio Cornelio of CIDG Catanduanes raided the place where Jose Bañas, 39, and abaca strippers Alvin Santo Tomas, 44, and Jorge Sumulat, 54, were playing the same card game. They yielded a set of cards and P55 in bets.

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