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Philippine Police Intensify Gambling Raids

16 January 2004

MANILA, Philippines – As reported by the Philippine Star: "A total of 42 jueteng personnel and bet collectors were arrested by elements of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in an intensified anti-illegal gambling drive in Metro Manila in last two days.

"…Metro police chief Director Ricardo de Leon said the arrests were made by elements of the Regional Intelligence and Special Operations Office (RISOO) and Regional Special Action Unit (RSAU) with help from police stations in areas where jueteng, an illegal numbers game, continue to flourish.

"…'We have been receiving text messages. Citizens have been forwarding jueteng locations which we are acting upon immediately,' De Leon said…"

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