2 detained as SWAT team raids alleged illegal gambling den

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — Two people were detained Tuesday as officers raided an alleged illegal gambling den in National City.

Video shows members of the East County Regional Gang Task Force serving a search warrant at 333 East 8th Street around 6 a.m.

Officers took two people into custody and seized about a dozen slot machines along with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. The detainees were questioned and released.

A sergeant with said the machines were collected as evidence. No one was hurt during the operation, he said. Code enforcement officers inspected the home and deemed it uninhabitable.

Agencies involved in the operation include the National City Police Department and its SWAT team; the California Highway Patrol; the Sheriff’s Department; the FBI; U.S. Homeland Security Investigations; and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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