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Woman jueteng collector nabbed in Abra

Artemio Dumlao - The Philippine Star

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet    --  A  woman collector was caught red-handedly “soliciting” bets with  jueteng revived  in Abra after the May 13 polls.

Operatives from the Abra provincial intelligence branch on Thursday morning cornered  52-year-old  Julie Adame while allegedly collecting bets in her village in barangay Pamutic, Pidigan, a town adjacent to Bangued, Abra’s capital.

Senior Inspector Bismark Mendoza, who led the sting operation against the jueteng bet collector also caught Adame with P838.25 cash bets;  jueteng “papelitos” with betting numbers, a stapler, a calculator, four ballpens and one box of staple wires.

Jueteng in Abra has reportedly made a comeback  after it was momentarily stopped before the May 13 polls as rival politicians sought to plug the inflow of funds favoring a single congressional bet.

The alleged “jueteng lord” operating in Abra identified only  by reliable sources privy to the multi-million opearation as "Bonito"  allegedly threw his support to a single politician who challenged Rep. Ma Jocelyn Valera Bernos.

Jueteng gross bets before the May 13 polls had been hitting some  P800,000.

ABRA

BANGUED

BENGUET

JUETENG

JULIE ADAME

MA JOCELYN VALERA BERNOS

PAMUTIC

PIDIGAN

SENIOR INSPECTOR BISMARK MENDOZA

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