STOCKTON, CA - Two businesses authorities say were fronts for illegal Internet gambling were raided by Stockton vice detectives and state justice department agents Tuesday.
One was in the Lion Center at Hammer Lane and El Dorado Street, according to the police report. There, investigators recovered 37 computers, approximately $2,000 and arrested an alleged gang member caught gambling who had two outstanding felony warrants.
The bust led to information about another illegal operation in a shopping center on the 1000 block of E. March Lane, police said. Tuesday night, officers and agents raided that Internet café where they recovered approximately 20 computers and $1,000. Two parolees at large who are documented gang members and a third individual found with drugs and drug paraphernalia at the business were also arrested.
The Stockton Police Department reminded that more such shut-downs were likely as they responded to complaints from citizens about storefronts used for illegal Internet gambling.