OPERATIVES of the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) arrested seven men linked to illegal suertres and masiao last Monday night in separate operations in Cebu City.
Among those arrested were suspected financier, Ephraim Borgonia Bortajo and his coordinators, Bernard Ariosa, Prudencia Kilar, and Denise Ariosa in barangay Guadalupe.
More than P5,000 believed to be proceeds were also seized as well as illegal gambling paraphernalia when the operation. An hour later, police arrested John Vincent Pagalan, Jundel Barrientos, and Jefferson Barrientos.
About P11,000 also believed to be proceeds and illegal gambling paraphernalia were seized from the suspects. They were brought to the Cebu City police office where illegal gambling charges were readied against them./Correspondent Chito Aragon