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      Four arrested in Brownsville gambling raids

      Rogelio Hinojosa

      Four people are facing criminal charges following Wednesday evening raids at two 8-liner casinos in Brownsville.

      The Special Investigations Unit of the Brownsville Police Department made the coordinated raids around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

      Police raided an 8-liner casino at 815 Paredes Line Road and another at 5448 Highway 48.

      Authorities seized 42 machines at the Paredes Line Road arcade and cited all patrons there.

      Police arrested Irma Garza, Erick Montero and Rogelio Hinojosa under gambling promotion, keeping a gambling place and possession of a gambling device charges.

      Investigators cited patrons at the Highway 48 arcade where authorities seized 38 machines.

      Police arrested Maria Serna under gambling promotion, keeping a gambling place and possession of a gambling device charges.

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