THE Angeles City police have busted Sunday, August 29, 2021, an illegal gambling den and arrested 14 Chinese nationals.
Colonel Rommel S. Batangan, director of the Angeles City police, said at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and city police conducted a raid on the 2nd Floor of a building along Friendship Highway in Barangay Pampang this city.
The police director said the operation resulted in the arrest of Harry Zhang; Frank Wang; Harry Wung; David Wang; Abu Deng; Abu Yang Jin; James Zhang; Zhou Bin; Yang Bing; Zho Ya; Lan Mi; Lao Hai Ping; Jacky Lau; and Henry Yuan.
Policemen confiscated from the suspects a poker table; a money counting machine; seven decks of playing cards; two cases containing assorted coin chips with marker chips for poker; and 15 pieces of P1,000 bills used as betting money.
During the operation, service firearms of the suspects’ private bodyguards were temporarily seized by the police officers for verification.
The foreign nationals were charged in court for violation of Presedential Decree 1602 or the Illegal Gambling Law.