Eight individuals, including a Barangay Councilor, were arrested for illegal gambling on Sunday, December 6, during an intensified operation in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.

PRO3 BGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON said that the suspects who were put in the custody of local police station where caught playing “take all” game.

PLTCOL ROSSEL CEJAS, Mabalacat City Police Chief stated that they were able to seize one (1) deck of playing card and cash money amounting to two thousand one hundred sixty pesos(Php2, 160.00) in different denomimations used as bet money.

PBGEN DE LEON added that suspects are now facing charges for violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287 and violation of Provincial Ordinance 756 in Relation to RA 11332. (PIO-3)(CRIS PALARCA)