Hidalgo County deputies raid 8-Liner operation

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POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 8:43am

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at a Mission building busting up an illegal gambling establishment.

On Wednesday, September 4th, deputies raided a stucco building, located on Bentsen Palm Driver road, and arrested several individuals and employees at the location.

Fourteen patrons were given citations for gambling and two employees, identified as Ramona Noris Oliva and Maria Ledezma Lugo, admitted to authorities of being responsible for paying out cash to winning patrons.

Deputies seized 30 slot machines, $2,404 in cash, and arrested and charged Olivas and Lugo with gambling promotion.

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