Home stocked with alcohol used as a front for illegal gambling

Beer found

Three agencies were out in full force as they raided an 8-liner in Hidalgo County.

Authorities from Hidalgo County raided the home on the 500 block of Midway road in Weslaco.

Charlie Vega, a criminal investigator with the District Attorney TMs office said the illegal gambling was taking place inside the home.

The Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission, after the investigation, revealed that they were giving out beer and wine.

Criminal Investigator Charlie Vela said that there was suspicion that the eight liner establishments would make their way into Hidalgo County.

Prior to the raid, a couple of men emptied out the machines and took off running.

A total of 26 machines with $100 inside were seized.

The homeowners have not been contacted at this time, and the case remains under investigation.

No arrests were made during the raid.