4 ‘illegal’ Korean POGO operators collared in Cebu City

4 ‘illegal’ Korean POGO operators collared in Cebu City

By Junex Doronio
August 5, 2022

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4 ‘illegal’ Korean POGO operators collared in Cebu City

CEBU CITY — Despite a recent order from Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to stop its operations against Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) due to reports of extortion or “hulidap,” four Korean nationals allegedly running an illegal POGO operation were arrested on Friday morning here.

But it was members from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Regional Field Unit — led by Police Captain Sanoy of CIDG-Lapu-Lapu City — that swopped down at the condominium in Barangay Lahug around 9 a.m. Friday, August 5, and caught the suspects allegedly running an illegal POGO operation inside a condominium.

Judge Ramon Daomilas of Regional Trial Court Branch 11 in this city reportedly issued a search warrant against the illegal POGO operation.

An investigation is ongoing as of this posting.

To recall, Remulla on July 29 said he ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to stop its operations against POGOs due to complaints of extortion and other irregularities.

Remulla noted that these irregularities were “described simply as ‘hulidap.’” (ai/mtvn)

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