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Importation and sale of lottery tickets or advertisements, Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Article 196. Importation, sale and possession of lottery tickets or advertisements. - The penalty of arresto mayor in its maximum period to prision correccional in its minimum period or a fine ranging from 200 to 2,000 pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court, shall be imposed upon any person who shall import into the Philippine Islands from any foreign place or port any lottery ticket or advertisement or, in connivance with the importer, shall sell or distribute the same.

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender:

a) Imports into the Philippine Islands from any foreign place or port any lottery ticket or advertisement; or,

b) In connivance with the importer, sells or distributes the same. (Article 196, Ibid.)

References

⦁ Title 6 – Crimes Against Public Morals, Book 2, Revised Penal Code
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