Three people were arrested and charged with crimes after police reportedly raided two illegal bars in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey.
Detectives with the Newark Police Department Special Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation into the alleged illegal establishments after receiving multiple tips from residents.
Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose issued a statement about the recent arrests and said that Newark NJ detectives found six gambling machines, more than 200 beers, and 22 liquor bottles during the raid of the Portugal USA Soccer Club on Lafayette Street in Newark, New Jersey.
Two people accused of operating the Lafayette Street bar were arrested and charged with criminal offenses, including maintaining an illegal alcohol establishment and possession of a gambling device.
Newark NJ detectives carried out the second raid at the Zig-Zag Café on Monroe Street in Newark. According to authorities, law enforcement seized five gambling machines, 163 beers, and 26 bottles of liquor at the Monroe Street shop.
Police placed one person under arrest after the raid of the Zig-Zag Café. She has been charged with maintaining an illegal alcohol establishment.
To learn more, check out the NJ.com article, “Booze, Gambling Machines Found at Illegal Ironbound Bars, Cops Say.”