Cash, drugs, guns, flamethrower seized in Oakland illegal 'gambling shack' bust
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Police Department is investigating an illegal casino gambling operation that has already landed three arrests and the seizure of weapons, drugs and even a flame thrower.
Police on Monday said a search warrant was conducted at the operation's location at 1400 17th Avenue at International Boulevard on October 14.
Among the items recovered by officers were four loaded firearms, a 50 round drum magazine, a flame thrower and $17,500 in cash, police said.
Oakland police investigate illegal gambling operation.
OPD said officers also recovered eight gambling machines, a quarter pound of suspected meth, and a large amount of tar heroin packaged for distribution inside of what they described as a "gambling shack."
Two people were arrested during the search warrant, while a total of 11 people were detained. A third person, who is believed to have been running the operation, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, police said.
The operation remains under investigation. Police said if you have any information to call (510) 238-3728.