15 Arrested in Connection with Illegal Gambling Ring

HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas - 15 people were arrested in connection with an illegal gambling ring. It was followed with a search warrant by the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.

With warrant in hand, the deputies went into a building on 23rd Street and Decker Road in McAllen. Investigators say they found evidence of illegal gambling. With the arrests, sheriff's investigators seized 123 gambling machines and about $38,000.

Those arrested were formally charged. The charges ranged from keeping a gambling place to engaging in organized criminal activity.

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