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Three Arrested in Raid on Alleged Gambling Establishment

November 20, 2012, 6:00 PM HST
* Updated November 20, 6:03 PM
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Police acting on tips from the public today raided an alleged gambling establishment in Hilo and made three arrests.

A search warrant was executed at about 9:45 a.m. at Pay Day Loans/Internet Café at 133 Makaala Street in Hilo.

At the establishment, officers arrested 40-year-old Serena Valenzuela of Pahoa, 26-year-old Davin Maballo of Honolulu and 60-year-old Samuel Maballo of Keaau on suspicion of promoting gambling.

All were released without being charged pending further investigation.

Police also seized 15 suspected gambling devices, suspected gambling records and an undisclosed amount of cash.

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