California’s Long Beach must find a way to increase its legal options. A number of high-profile incidents of illegal gambling over the past few months appear to show that locals have enough free or not sufficient regulated gambling methods and the latest attacks snatch a local record. In a yesterday raid on a company that has been recognized as an illegal gambling hall, 64 people were detained by police according to a report by Calvinayre.com.
According to the Long Beach Post, detectives and SWAT officials went to a North Beach shop yesterday before the sun rose, serving a warrant and throwing a net at everybody. The law enforcement officials found 11 gambling machines and an undecided amount of cash in the business, which appeared to be a thrift shop from the outside.
Although 64 people were initially imprisoned, only 11 were ultimately detained and not all arrested for participating in the gambling event. Many have been found to have exceptional warrants, and Jimmy Trinh has only one person arrested on suspicion of illegal gambling. Edmond Sims was injured, one of the others arrested, as he attempted to escape after the raid. He had to go to the hospital because of his injuries and was shunned by aK-9 dog.
Long Beach is not an overly large town and the area surrounding the business is not exactly hidden on Long Beach Blvd. Over the past few months, the residents have reportedly lodged complaints about the hidden activities of the thrift store, and Councilman Rex Richardson said after the raid,“I am grateful that our detectives took decisive action in cracking down on these activities and protecting the quality of life of the families who live in this great Uptown neighborhood.”
In October, two alleged illegal gambling activities took place on two separate dates. The first was held on 8 October when a discount shop was designed for eight people to be arrested on a property. Approximately one week later, 50 people had been held for illegal gambling in another property on Pacific Avenue.
The illegal gambling in the region is given greater attention following two shootings in August and October. In August, a local person died when shot during a subsequent shutdown in an illegal gambling operation. An illegal Long Beach Blvd gambling house watched a shooting in October that left a person in critical shape.