Store Owners Arrested After Illegal Gambling Machines Found

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Four South Georgia store owners were arrested and charged with operating gambling machines. More than Fifty gambling machines were confiscated in a raid conducted by Moultrie Police. Authorities say the machines paid out cash as prizes instead of points or tickets which is a violation of Georgia law. The four store owners are 33-year-old Avilo Cruz Pereira, 46-year-old Avtar Singh, 37-year -old Ramesh Patel and 48-year-old Mohammad Arshad Chendery. All four are charged with communicating gambling information , possession of a gambling device and commercial gambling.

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