Fifteen Chinese nationals and a Filipino were arrested on Feb. 27 in a suspected online gambling office in Pasig City.
Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group spokesperson Jay Guillermo said they raided the office of YD International Incorporated in Belvedere, Ortigas, Pasig City after they received a tip that the company is involved in illegal online gambling.
Guillermo said it took the PNP two months to investigate the illegal online gambling. The office was owned by Jonah Tee and Mica Wang.
He said majority of the players in the website being operated from the office are from China.
Guillermo said the 15 Chinese nationals working for the company only had tourist visas. Once the visas lapse, they return to their country and apply for another tourist visa. An as yet unidentified Filipino office worker said he only acts as a liaison officer of the company and settles the company bills. He was not aware of its illegal activities.
Recovered from the office were computer sets, camera and scanner units, digital storage units, bank cards and assorted documents. The suspects will face charges for violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.