GUAGUA, Pampanga -- Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in the region arrested six men engaged in online cockfight betting during an anti-illegal gambling operation recently here.
Supt. Lito Patay, officer-in-charge of the CIDG Regional Field Unit 3 based in Camp Olivas, said the suspects conducted their illegal activities via www.sabongtambayan, www.sabongwin, and www.ufcpampanga websites.
Patay identified the arrested suspects as Roderick Ongray, 44, of Quezon City; Jesson Cabanday, 24, of Valenzuela City; Mark Sansano, 30, and Jessie Guerrero, 26, both of Manila; and Carl Jethro delos Reyes, 28, and Aldrein Carreon, 19, of Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
The six were arrested inside the Guagua Cockpit Arena by undercover operatives of the CIDG-RFU3.
Found in their possession were laptops, cameras, modems, mixer, microphones, tripods, and other accessories for recording and uploading videos and images on the Internet.
The suspects were charged with violation of Presidential Decree 1602 in relation to Section 6 of Republic Act 10175, the Cybercrime Prevention Act, and RA 8484, the Access Devices Regulations Act of 1998.