Six Chinese nationals were arrested in a suspected gambling den in Makati City in the Philippines on Thursday evening in San Lorenzo Village. Makati City police targeted a house and found several computers and mobile phones suspected of being used for illegal gambling, GMA News reported.
Police arrested six Chinese nationals in the house. One of the suspects said he did not know of the illegal gambling operation in the house and was innocent. The others refused to comment.
According to Guillermo Eleazar, the Metro Manila police chief, the Chinese nationals did not have a license from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and Makati City Hall to operate offshore gambling.
Eleazar said the suspects face charges for violating the cybercrime prevention law. The Bureau of Immigration will verify the status of the Chinese nationals. If found to have no proper documents from immigration, the suspects will be deported.
Police said there was a number of illegal gambling operations in the city under surveillance. Eleazar said such operations were conducted in houses in wealthy villages such as San Lorenzo in Makati City.