The police have busted an illegal gambling den in Long Beach. In a raid on an illegal gambling establishment, the police arrested nine suspects. The illegal gambling center was being run from a commercial property in Long Beach.
The raid saw a joint effort from detectives and SWAT team and K-9 Officers who conducted the raid. According to the Long Beach Police Department, officers also seized two firearms from the venue along with illegal gaming equipment and $1,200 in cash.
“Detectives were first made aware of this location in late August when they began receiving numerous complaints of suspicious activity from residents in the area,” according to a police statement.
“Around that same time, gang detectives began investigating an assault with a deadly weapon that occurred on Aug. 27, 2019, where a male adult victim was stabbed in the same area. Detectives believe the stabbing is related to this illegal gambling establishment, however, no motive or suspect information is known at this time.”
“Earlier this year, homicide detectives investigated a murder that occurred at an illegal gambling establishment in the 1500 block of West Pacific Coast Highway, and while the department does not believe these establishments to be connected, we will continue to take a proactive approach to target illegal gambling activity in the city, which can often lead to other violent crimes,” police said.
“We urge residents to continue reporting any suspicious activity, and with your partnership, we will take appropriate enforcement action when necessary.”