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Police in Tracy, California have conducted a raid on an illegal internet betting firm "Computer Crazy Internet Cafe", resulting in the closure of the site and the forfeiture of 100 computers.
Police in the town just east of San Francisco conducted the raid with the assistance of state and federal authorities. The investigation period prior to the raid lasted four months, during which time that no legitimate non-gambling business happening at the site.
Speaking about the raid, Tracy Police Department Sergeant Alex Neicu said, “As far as we could tell there was no legitimate, non-gambling use of the business."
The raid resulted in 50 computers on-site being confiscated, with another 50 being taken from the owner of the cafe's home. $65,000 in cash and various other pieces of evidence was also taken during the raid.
The legal action taken against the cafe is the latest in a string of raids that have taken place against similar cafes in Modesto, Stockton, Lodi, and Manteca.