Several suspects arrested in Lucky Lady Casino raid for organized crime-related charges
EL CERRITO (KUSI) — 5:33 p.m. — Police and FBI agents raided homes and a College-area gambling establishment Wednesday and arrested several suspects as part of an ongoing organized crime-related investigation.
The agencies served a federal search warrant at Lucky Lady Casino and Card Room, 5526 El Cajon Blvd., about 6 a.m. and began gathering “items of evidence” inside the business, FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said.
Simultaneous searches were ongoing at multiple San Diego-area residences, where several people were taken into custody, according to Foxworth, who declined to disclose the number and locations of those enforcement actions or identify the arrestees. The FBI spokesman said he also could not specify the nature of the investigation because the warrants had been sealed by a judge.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego was expected to release further information about the case in the near future, according to Foxworth.
10:25 a.m. — Lucky Lady Casino was closed down in El Cerrito Wednesday morning after the FBI served a search warrant to investigate criminal activity.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations, Organized Crime squad with the assistance of the San Diego Police Dept. descended on Lucky Lady Casino on El Cajon Blvd. around 9 a.m. Wednesday and issued a warrant to search the property for evidence of criminal activity, according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth.