Anaheim SWAT Workforce Raids Unlawful Playing Ring In Furnishings Retailer – CBS Los Angeles

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ANAHEIM (CBSLA) – The Anaheim Police Department busted dozens of people inside an illegal gambling operation in Orange County.

It happened Wednesday morning. Security video shows S.W.A.T. officers serving a search warrant on a slap house inside an Anaheim furniture store.

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The video appears to show suspects breaking windows to get out and then running across the street and scattering in every direction.

Police said the suspects were playing a type of illegal gambling machine that looks like a video arcade game and creates a slapping sound when hit.

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About 70 people were busted by police after a two-month investigation.

“Quite regularly we get calls for service about suspicious vehicles, activity,” said Sergeant Jake Gallacher with the Anaheim Police Department. “This type of thing is going on 24/7 so it’s affecting the quality of life for our residents.”

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Officers said they found drugs, guns, cash, and illegal video arcade games inside the operation.