Five Arrested In Miami Gambling Operation

For about a year, Miami-Dade Police say they investigated a tip alleging that sports gambling and slot machines, or “maquinitas,” were illegally paying customers out of a Southwest Miami-Dade cafeteria.

Their investigation got hands on Wednesday, after a group of undercover officers raided the OK Minimarket on the 3000 block of Southwest 107th Avenue, arresting five suspects on several charges.

“In the rear section of the cafeteria, there were several coin-operated machines,” Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said. “In fact, when the detectives were executing the search warrant, there were several people gambling once the officers entered the room.”


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