Santa Ana Police has detained 21 suspects after a raid on an illegal gambling den which was operating from a cyber cafe in Santa Ana.
According to the Santa Ana Police, undercover cops raided the Lucky 999 Cyber Café in the morning at around 6 am. The cafe is located in a strip mall in the 1300 block of North Grand Avenue.
The raid came in after there were multiple complaints from neighbors. The police had a search warrant to crackdown on the illegal gambling ring.
On top of 21 detentions, 19 gambling machines were also seized.
In a statement to the local press, the policemen at the scene told that the machines seized could be used to make weekly up to $20,000 in cash.
Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said, “After receiving numerous community complaints about the 24-hour operation of this illegal establishment.”
“We’ve gotten several cases from the gang unit where they’ve gotten individuals in possession of firearms, possession of narcotics, we’ve had pursuits out of this location,” he added.
At the time of writing this report, it is still not clear who was behind these illegal gambling operations; also the person who owns the cafe is not known.
It is the second time in the last seven months that the police have busted illegal gambling operations in Santa Ana.