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13 people issued citations following gathering involving illegal gambling

5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago Wednesday, April 08 2020 Apr 8, 2020 April 08, 2020 12:52 PM April 08, 2020 in News - Local

Thirteen people were given citations on Tuesday for violating of Hidalgo County’s shelter at home order in regards to an ongoing investigation involving “illegal gambling.”

According to a news release sent by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, investigators found 13 people and 18 eight-liner machines at an Edinburg property.

The property was located in the 4900 block of Rogers Road in Edinburg, according to the release.

The release read in part:

“Sheriff J.E. “Eddie Guerra” would like to remind the public these type of establishments are not only illegal but they are also a violation of the current Shelter-At-Home Order and a danger to the safety of our community.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office at 956-383-8114.

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