ORMOC CITY-Five persons were arrested by police in Cabucgayan, Biliran for illegal gambling on Monday (May 22).

The arrested individuals were identified by the combined elements of the local police and the Criminal Investigation and Detective Group in Barangay Madao as Juve Agang, 44; Dasty Mapa, 46; Amador Flores, 43; Marlino Gaviola, 34; and Juanito Aljo, 51.

The arrest of the five accused was by virtue of a warrant of arrest dated May 19, 2023 and issued by Judge Annabelle S Donasco-Balledo, the acting presiding judge of the 1st MCTC (Almeria-Kawayan), Kawayan, Biliran for violation of PD 449 as amended by PD 1602.

The court recommended a bail of P30,000 for each for their temporary liberty.
The five accused were brought to Kawayan MPS for proper documentation before bringing them to the court that issued the warrant of arrest.