January 28th, 2017 by Fire Casinos
Queens, New York – Police bust an illegal casino and arrest 16 people
On Wednesday the 25th of January, police officers from the NYPD Queens Vice Enforcement Squad converged on 83-27 Broadway and 83-31 Broadway, where they found evidence of an illegal gambling operation. During the course of the raid, police seized 18 gambling machines, various drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia, plus $24,210 in cash. Sixteen people were arrested and charged with a number of offenses. Some of the charges include; criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a controlled substance, possession of a gambling device, promoting gambling and possession of gambling receipts. Police have been monitoring these two locations for some time after being tipped off by a member of the public.