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Six arrested in Edcouch illegal gambling raid including business owner

4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Thursday, October 05 2023 Oct 5, 2023 October 05, 2023 10:30 AM October 05, 2023 in News - Local

Investigators with Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office have arrested six individuals during the illegal gambling raid in Edcouch.

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Authorities conducted the raid at Tejano Treasures on Wednesday where six people were detained for questioning, including business owner 30-year-old Mohammad Sean Butt, according to a news release.

The release says a large number of gaming machines were found in the establishment.

Throughout the investigation, the six individuals detained were officially arrested for several charges including possession of gambling device/equipment and engaging in organized criminal activity, according to the release.

The release identifies the six people arrested as Butt, 38-year-old Susana Romo, 47-year-old Yecenia Perez Castaneda, 52-year-old Janie Loredo, 42-year-old Juan Pablo Contreras and 32-year-old Cesar Gabriel Cervantez.

The investigation is ongoing.

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