Illegal gambling operation is broken up | News | – Antelope Valley Press


LANCASTER — Numerous warrants were executed Tuesday night as law enforcement officers raided several TAP TAPS.

At approximately 6 p.m., a multi-agency team served search warrants at numerous locations, resulting in the seizure of illegal gambling machines in Lancaster. The effort also resulted in several arrests.

TAP TAPS are illegal gambling locations or underground casinos. They use unmarked store fronts to hide the activity happening inside.

The multi-agency team was led by the Lancaster Appreciation Program and was assisted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau, Operation Safe Streets OSS, the PAC Team from Palmdale Station and an arrest team from Century Regional Detention Facility, the City of Lancaster Office of Public Safety and the California Municipal Code and Compliance

“As these TAP TAPS appear, statistics show that crimes such as murder, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon