Long Beach Police bust alleged illegal gambling operation

Officers raided an illegal gambling operating in a Long Beach home, gathering up four guns, some ammunition, approximately $2,000 and arresting three suspects, police said today.

Police served a search warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of Cherry Avenue at about 9 p.m. Friday, said Jennifer De Prez of the Long Beach Police Department.

“Upon arrival, officers contacted a large group of subjects inside the residence,” De Prez said.

Officers seized four large illegal gambling machines, four firearms, ammunition and approximately $2,000 in cash, she said.

Police seized four large illegal gambling machines, four firearms,
ammunition and approximately $2,000 in cash, authorities said. Photo courtesy of LBPD.

Roland Amrikhas, 37, of Santa Ana, was arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. Amrikhas was being held in lieu of $35,000 bail at the Long Beach City Jail.

Anh Ngo, 29, of Fountain Valley, was arrested on suspicion of gambling stakes and was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail at the Long Beach City Jail. Rouet Nay, 46, of Long Beach, was arrested on suspicion of gambling stakes and was also being held in lieu of $10,000 bail at the Long Beach City Jail.

It was not immediately known what prompted police to serve the search warrant.

“The investigation is ongoing,” De Prez said.

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