Manila - The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) has officially refuted reports claiming it targeted a general and a prosecutor allegedly involved in leaking information about raids on illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) firms.

According to Philippines News Agency, the misinformation originated from a vlogger, not from the PAOCC. "That is fake news. A vlogger said that, not PAOCC," Casio stated in a message to reporters. He clarified that the individuals allegedly pursued by the PAOCC were inaccurately reported. "We are not after a general nor a fiscal, it's a different person," he added.

The controversy stems from a raid on a POGO hub in Porac, Pampanga, conducted on June 4, which is currently under investigation for a potential information leak. Casio noted that the raid resulted in the arrest of 158 Chinese, Vietnamese, and Malaysian nationals, a number significantly lower than the over 1,000 arrests they had anticipated.

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