The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group will comply with the directive of the PNP OIC, PLtGen Vicente D Danao Jr to crackdown on operators who continue to flout the suspension order from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of e-Sabong operations in the country on May 2, 2022.
PMGen Eliseo DC Cruz, Director of CIDG has ordered a full swing police operation against e-Sabong immediately after receiving reports that online sabong still exists and operating. Meanwhile, the Special Operating Units down the Regional and Provincial Field Units of the Group began with its monitoring and case build-up on websites and social media platforms allegedly involved in this illegal activity.
Prior to the directive from OIC, PNP, the CIDG already conducted numerous police operations against e-Sabong since March 2022. To date, a total of 41 individuals were arrested and 9 criminal cases were filed in various courts.
While this all-out war against e-Sabong operation is being heightened, PMGen Cruz emphasized that the CIDG will not fall back or not lose track and keep its thorough investigation going on the missing cockfighting aficionados wherein cases were already filed against the suspects on the Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention of John Claude Inonog and five others in Sta. Ana, Manila and of Ricardo Ricafort Lasco in San Pablo City, Laguna, respectively.