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DOJ starts preliminary probe on nabbed illegal online gambling workers

/ 06:17 PM December 16, 2016

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has started its preliminary investigation on the Chinese workers arrested at Fontana Leisure Park owned by gambling tycoon Jack Lam.

READ: 1,269 Chinese arrested at Clark Resort

Of the 43, only 39 of the Chinese nationals appeared before the DOJ.

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They are facing a complaint for violation of Presidential Decree 1602 or Prescribing Stiffer Penalties on Illegal Gambling in relation to Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

READ: BI to deport 1,318 overstaying Chinese in illegal online gambling

The respondents obtained copies of the complaint filed against them as well as the evidence.

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They were given up to January 13, 2017 to submit their counter-affidavit. RAM

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