Pogo raid in Pampanga yields suspected Chinese military gear

Pogo raid in Pampanga yields suspected Chinese military uniforms, pins

By: - Reporter /
/ 12:15 PM June 11, 2024

ROGUE’ COMPANY Wednesday’s raid not only tried to dismantle an alleged human trafficking operation but also revealed the vastness of the private property where the questionable online gaming hub had thrived. —Photos by Jun A. Malig

ROGUE’ COMPANY Wednesday’s raid not only tried to dismantle an alleged human trafficking operation but also revealed the vastness of the private property where the questionable online gaming hub had thrived. —Photo by Jun A. Malig

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities found on Monday what appears to be Chinese military uniforms and pins from the raided Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (Pogo) hub in Pampanga, according to the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC).

PAOCC spokesperson Winston John Casio said the uniforms were found all over the establishment’s dorms, villas, and offices.

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“We found what appears to be Chinese military uniforms and military pins from the raided compound, so it’s still an ongoing search, so we may still find some more as the day progresses,” Casio said in a phone interview with on Tuesday.

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“They are scattered… been found in the villas, dorms, and offices if I’m not mistaken, there are about three sets of PLA (People’s Liberation Army) uniforms and some military pins as well,” he added.

Aside from this, Casio said authorities also found identification cards of a foreigner bearing different names, among what he called “a good number of disturbing discoveries” from the compound.

Last week, PAOCC and joint operatives of the Philippine National Police units conducted the raid, resulting in the “apprehension” of 187 individuals inside the Pogo complex along Friendship Highway, Angeles City.

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PAOCC said its operation stemmed from a warrant issued by the Presiding Judge Maria Belinda Rama of Malolos Regional Trial Court, Branch 14, against officers and employees of Lucky South 99, which the commission said is “the biggest facility in Pampanga with a reported total number of 46 buildings including villas and other structures, as well as a golf course.”

The warrant, on the other hand, was issued following a report PAOCC received from confidential informants detailing how a female foreigner was sexually trafficked in the area and male foreigners were tortured.

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