Philippines: 15 Chinese nationals face illegal gambling raps

Philippines: 15 Chinese nationals face illegal gambling raps
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PHOTO: The Straits Times

MANILA - A case of illegal gambling have been filed against 15 Chinese nationals who did not have permit to work in the Philippines.

The police on Tuesday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal cases against 15 Chinese nationals arrested in an illegal online gambling den in Pasig City Sunday night.

A complaint for violation of Presidential Decree 1602 or Illegal Gambling and violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 have been filed against the suspects identified as Wu Haotao, Hu Ha, Li Jing, Fei Yang, Guo Ming Jie, Jiang Peng, Lin Peng, Li Jian, Zhang Xian Jie, Guo Han, Wei Xue Ling, Xu Zhixia, Shi Yun, Gao Zi Zhuang and Lian Ling Fang.

The complaint filed by the PNP (Philippine National Police) -Anti Cybercrime Group will be handled by Assistant State Prosecutor Jeannette Dacpano.

They were arrested at YD International Incorporated in Pasig City.

The raiding team seized computers, mobile phones, tablets, Chinese ATM cards, passports and identification cards from the suspects inside the office owned by Jonah Tee and Mica Wang.

Police said YD had no permit to operate and the Chinese nationals only have tourist visas.

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