Raid conducted, illegal gambling machines confiscated in Birmingham

(Scott Packard/CBS42)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)  — UPDATE: The raid that was conducted on Friday afternoon resulted in the arrest of 22 suspects in connection with a vice operation, according to the Birmingham Police Department.

All of the suspects have been charged.

PHOTOS from Friday’s raid. 

The vice operation was conducted when detectives issued a search warrant at 113 9th Street North in Birmingham.

According to a release from the Birmingham Police Department, the operation and search warrant were executed as a part of an ongoing investigation of reported illegal gambling at the location.

Birmingham Police Department
(Birmingham Police Department)

After officials were made aware of the activities taking place at the location, the Birmingham Police Department Vice Unit went to the scene, executed a search warrant and saw numerous patrons using “various types of gaming machines.”

Officers on the scene arrested 20 patrons, who were subsequently charged with visiting an illegal gaming establishment. Two people were arrested and charged with operating an illegal gaming establishment.

A total of 33 illegal gaming machines were confiscated during the raid.

All 22 of the suspects are in the custody of the Birmingham City Jail.

CBS42 will have more on this story on CBS42 News at 5 and 6.

ORIGINAL: A raid was conducted at a business on Friday near the intersection of 9th Street North and Second Avenue North.

During the raid, 33 illegal gambling machines were taken from the building.

Additionally, 22 people were arrested.

CBS42 is following this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

CBS42’s Scott Packard will have a report on the raid on CBS42 News at 5 and 6.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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