2 illegal gambling machine operators arrested in Liloan

Kevin A. Lagunda

TWO suspected operators of illegal gambling machines and a bettor were arrested in separate operations in Barangay Jubay, Liloan, Cebu, on Sunday evening, July 16.

Authorities caught Jessie Vargas Emit, 40, an illegal gambling machine operator, and bettor Jorino Pogoy Miro, 34, around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday in Sitio Pamutungan, Barangay Jubay. Emit yielded a video carrera machine which was placed at the back of Emit’s store.

Fifteen minutes later, another operator, identified as Consorsio Bastatas Tapsadan, 54, was caught in the act of maintaining the video carrera machine outside his house in Sitio Fatima, Barangay Jubay.

Town Police Chief Melbert Glade Esguerra said they will determine the manufacturers of the machines.

Esguerra said they are going after illegal gambling activities as one of the methods in curbing illegal drug trade.

He added that some pushers are into illegal gambling, so they can gain more profit. (SunStar Cebu)