28 arrested for illegal gambling


Posted at Mar 29 2013 04:13 PM | Updated as of Mar 30 2013 12:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Twenty-eight people have been arrested since yesterday in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan for illegal gambling.

Col. Joel Estaris, chief of police of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, said the suspects took advantage of the Holy Week, thinking police will be too busy with the security for devotees.

Twenty-two were arrested on Maundy Thursday and 6 were caught today (Good Friday).

Filomeno Belo, one of the suspects, admitted he didn't think they would be caught since people are busy with the Holy Week.

However, the cases against the suspects will be filed on Monday since offices are closed during the Holy Week. - Report from Jasmine Romero, ABS-CBN News