Double 8-liner raids at Donna restaurant, bar

8-liner raid at Los Compadres restaurant in Donna

It's another blow to illegal gambling in the Rio Grande Valley,

Authorities have raided a restaurant and a bar amid an ongoing investigation into illegal 8-liner gambling in Donna.

It all happened at Los Compadres Mexican Fast Food and The Perfect Place bar off Business 83 and South 26th Street.

The Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office led raids at both businesses late Friday afternoon.

Authorities found 18 people inside and seized 22 machines and at least $3,000 dollars in cash.

Investigators believe both the restaurant and the neighboring bar were being used for illegal 8-liner gambling.