TACLOBAN CITY- The Leyte Police Provincial Office (LPPO) said that 240 persons were arrested due to illegal gambling activities last year.
Last year’s number of persons arrested covering 124 operations due to illegal gambling was comparatively higher compared to their record in 2016, said Chief Inspector Anabel Roche, LPPO’s police community relations officer.
For that year, 73 people were arrested out of 50 operations carried out by the police operatives across the province, she added.
The illegal gambling activities identified were illegal cockfighting, ‘tongits’, ‘swertres,’ and mahjong.
The LPPO has been conducting barangay visitations and information dissemination activities to educate the public about the illegal gambling. (EDIZON CAHINDO, LNU Student Intern)