Eight individuals were arrested in two separate “One Time, Big Time” operations in Pasay and Makati cities on Good Friday.
Those who were collared in Pasay were identified by police chief Senior Supt. Joel Doria as Michael John Villareal, 18; Jaybee Bertes, 23; Sonny Ducusin, 34; Alexander Mendoza Jr., 37; Ramon Robillos, 56 and Alejandro Olivan, 56.
The suspects were caught playing illegal gambling, locally called cara y cruz, on the streets of Barangays 73 and 75, Zone 10.
In Makati, arrested were Jaypee Zinampan, 32 of Barangay East Rembo and Edwin Martir of Barangay Olympia.
Police chief Sr. Supt. Ernesto Barlam said operatives of Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) conducted raids in the houses of the suspects early Friday morning.
The shakedown yielded several sachets of suspected ‘shabu’, which are still under examinations at the crime laboratory.
Respective charges for the arrested suspects are now being prepared.