Their luck has run out.
Sixteen individuals accused of running an illegal casino and selling cocaine out of two buildings in Elmhurst were arrested Wednesday night by the NYPD Queens Vice Enforcement Squad, police announced.
On Jan. 25 at approximately 11 p.m., police executed a search warrant at 83-27 Broadway and 83-31 Broadway, within the confines of the 110th Precinct, as part of an ongoing investigation.
The officers found that 16 individuals were operating an illegal gambling operation and selling cocaine out of the third and fourth floors of these buildings.
The 16 individuals were arrested and police seized two jars full of cocaine, 18 gambling devices, drug paraphernalia like scales and $24,210 in cash.
All of the men arrested were from Queens and were slapped with a plethora of charges including criminal possession of a controlled substance to promoting gambling. Five people were arrested at 83-27 Broadway for criminal possesion of a controlled substance including Jimmy Rombano, 51, Albert Gomez, 47, Chingbiao Lin, 49, Winston Pasion, 46, and Johanna Amancio, 40.
At 83-31 Broadway 11 people were arrested including Xiang Kui Lin, 52, Henry Balabat, 48, Antonio Sonny, 52, and Leo Jose, 44, for possession of a controlled substance and in some cases criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Meng Zhang, 27, Zhang Ming, 25, Rong Lin, 33 and Qiang Zun Lin,41, were all charged with promoting gambling, possession of gambling receipts and possession of gambling device.
Three men, including Qing Hua Lin, 37, Patrick Marcelo, 36, and Daniel Suriyanto, 45, were charged with criminal posession of a controlled substance, promoting gambling, possession of gambling receipts and possession of gambling device.