CIDG sacks field commander in QC

THE Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Wednesday, April 27, sacked its field commander in Quezon City for its failure to stop the proliferation of jueteng.

CIDG director, Chief Supt. Pagdilao, Jr. said that he ordered the relief of Chief Inspector Manuel Cube, commander of the Central Metro Manila Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT).

The relief of Cube as CIDT commander for Quezon City came following a raid on an operations center of jueteng in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City Tuesday night, April 26.

The raid was conducted by the CIDG’s Women and Children Protection Division based in Camp Crame. Cube’s relief was in compliance with the “one-strike” policy set by Pagdilao for CIDG field commanders.

The CIDG chief also recommended to PNP chief, Director General Raul Bacalzo, to relieve the Police Community Precinct (PCP) commander who has jurisdiction over Brgy. Holy Spirit.

The raid on the jueteng den resulted to the arrest of 13 suspects: Rita Tottoc, 56, Maricel Bantaotao, 60, Leonila Arambulo, 79, Marissa Macabalitao, 35, Agustito Rias, 45, Romulo Soleta, 65, Ivan Narag, 18, Jonathan Escano, 25, Teddy Odencial, 40, Leopoldo Alipara, 61, Milagros Manatad, 54, Leah Sandagan, 41, and Armando Capili, 42.

Two minors, whose identities were withheld, were used as bet collectors by the jueteng group. The financier of the illegal gambling operations, a certain Don Ramon, was not around during the raid. Anthony Vargas


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