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Five Arrested in Alleged Illegal Gambling Operation

July 31, 2013, 6:35 PM HST
* Updated August 1, 10:03 AM
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Five people have been arrested in connection with an alleged illegal gambling operation in Hilo.

Police on Friday served a search warrant at Hilo Arcade, located at 138 Kinoole Street. There they seized eight alleged gambling devices including slot machines and computers, as well as $1,447 in cash.

Arrested at the scene were two female employees, 19-year-old Morgan Kamalei Kim and 23-year-old Nicole Enos, both of Hilo. Another employee, 19-year-old Ruana Garcia of Hilo, was arrested Tuesday.

Police said the alleged owners of the business, identified as 27-year-old Cody Gilbert Yomes and 25-year-old Anthony Nakoa Areal, 25, were arrested on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Both are residents of Keaau.

All five were released without charges pending further investigation.

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