Sixteen persons, including one minor, were arrested.
They were identified as Nicanor Igura y Delos Santos, 37, married, of 15 Ojeda St., Bgy Dayangdang, Naga City; Allan Nema y Celimen, 38, single, of 4 Caimito St., Bgy. Dayangdang, Naga City; Rendel Mejico y Escondo, 24, married, of Caimito St., Bgy. Dayangdang, Naga City; Allan Bragais y Pajo, 40, married, of Sierra Madre St., Bgy Dayangdang, Naga City; Arnulfo Cabite y Bonavente, 54 yrs old, married, of Caimito St., Bgy Dayangdang, Naga City; Jeffrey Cavite y Adolfo, 20 yrs old, single, of Caimito St., Bgy Dayangdang, Naga City; Elmer Bustinera y Biando, 48 yrs old, married, of Bgy San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur; Adonis Sioco y Atim, 29 yrs old, married, of Urban Poor Queborac Bgy Bagumbayan Sur, Naga City; ) Ejercito De Jesus y Binaro, 38 yrs old, married, of Caimito St., Bgy Dayangdang, Naga City; Herman Obac y De Veres, 45 yrs old, married, of Caimito St., Bgy Dayangdang, Naga City; and Mergelyn Encinares y Morada, 25 yrs old, single, of Zone 6 Caimito St., Bgy. Dayangdang, Naga City.
The suspects, the police said, were apprehended after being caught engaging in Cara y Cruz, an illegal gambling activity.
The police recovered from the suspects' possession a plastic sachet containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu), two disposable lighters, a container with eight aluminum foil strips, and Php 1,968.75 cash as money bet.
The fifteen suspects were detained at the Naga City Police Office while the minor was turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for proper disposition.
Criminal complaints for the violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) and Presidential Decree (Prescribing Stiffer Penalties for Gambling) are now being prepared for filing before the City Prosecutor's Office.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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