Cebu police collar 30 men for engaging in ‘tigbakay’ in Carcar, Pinamungajan

DESPITE threat of highly contagious Omicron variant, the gamblers always have an inexplicable itch to gamble, and so they engage in activities even if these are illegal.

The police, however, always find ways to arrest them.

In Cebu, police arrested a total of 30 persons for participating in illegal cockfighting events., locally known as tigbakay, in Pinamungajan town past 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

In Pinamungajan town, four men who work as construction workers and motorcycle-for-hire drivers were caught in a brief chase in Sitio Batong, Barangay Tutay.

Pinamungajan police chief Maj. Vincent Zozobrado told Superbalita Cebu that they raided the tigbakayan, the place where the illegal cockfighting took place, after they received a report about the activity.

Seized by the police were two roosters, two metal gaffs and P400 in bet money.

In Carcar City, police collared 27 men in tigbakayan in Sitio Mowag, Barangay Guadalupe.

Carcar City police chief Lt. Ardioleto Cabagnot said the arrests happened as they intensified their campaign illegal gambling.

Not all sabongeros who participated in tigbakay events in Pinamungajan and Carcar City were arrested—they were able to outrun the police officers.

Aside from arresting sabongeros in Carcar City, the city police also caught five pushers who yielded 2.68 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) with an estimated worth of P18,224.

The police also received four illegally made firearms after these were surrendered by their owners. (GPL / KAL)