|Published:||Dec 11, 2012 2:55 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 11, 2012 2:55 PM EST|
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida authorities have seized illegal slot machines from 12 gas stations.
Authorities with the Orange County Sheriff's Office and Metropolitan Investigation Bureau took part in a raid Tuesday morning. The gas stations were located in Orange, Osceola and Marion counties.
Larry Zweig is the head of the MIB. He told the Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent.nl/U3rwb2 ) each machine likely collected $1,000 to $2,000 a week.
Several arrests were also made during the raid. Records show arrest warrants were also issued for two store owners.
The investigation began about four months ago when a tipster call authorities about illegal gambling going on at the stations. Authorities say anyone with information on other locations with similar machines should call the Crimeline at 800-423-8477.
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