On February 14, 2017 at Barangay Domorog, Cataingan, Masbate, Romolo Cortes y Huyo, a 22 years old, single, jobless and resident of Brgy. Bagumbayan, Cataingan, Masbate was apprehended for violation of PD 1602.
The personnel of Cataingan MPS, while conducting visibility patrol were able to apprehend chanced-upon the suspect while in the act of collecting bet money for illegal numbers games locally known as “Lotteng” and confiscated the following items; Four (4) lotteng stubs; and bet cash money amounting P123.00 in different denominations.
A case for Violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287 was already filed against the suspect docketed under NPS No. V-12-INQ-17B-02396 at the Masbate Provincial Prosecutors Office, Masbate City.