Col. Ariel Quilang, Cagayan Provincial Police Office chief, said some of those caught gambling in Solana hold high positions in the LGU and teachers under the supervision of the Department of Education.
Quilang said among the nine suspects were a municipal administrator, a barangay councilman, some teachers and senior citizens.
He said police operatives raided the gambling den in Barangay Andarayan South in Solana after the Cagayan provincial intelligence unit gave them the go-signal.
“The joint police operative responded to a report coming from the Cagayan provincial intelligence unit and found nine suspects in the house in one of the suspects who is a teacher by profession,” Quilang said.
He said the raid was based on the complaints of some residents in the area that gambling was regularly taking place which could endanger the health and safety of the community from Covid-19.