104 nabbed for illegal online gambling in Pasig raid

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

November 22, 2018, 5:54 pm

MANILA -- Operatives of the Regional Special Operations Unit (RSOU) of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and Philippine National Police-Anti Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) on Thursday arrested 104 persons, including 93 Chinese nationals for illegal online gambling in Pasig City.

In a statement, NCRPO head, Director Guillermo Eleazar said the RSOU and PNP-ACG conducted the raid around 1 p.m. at the second floor of the Ortigas Techno Point Building 2, CW Home Depot Complex along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue.

The raid at the Finasia Tech Inc., office is by virtue of a search warrant issued by Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 146 Judge Encarnacion Moya-Balbastro.

Authorities seized several desktop and laptop computers, Android mobile phones and other devices during the raid.

Eleazar said the PNP-ACG personnel conducted tools/forensic examination on the seized computers and were able to collect volatile data.

The arrested Chinese nationals and 11 locals will be detained in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City and will be facing violation of RA 10175 (Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012) in relation to Presidential Decree 1602 (Prescribing Stiffer Penalties on Illegal Gambling). (PNA)