Oakland police recover assault rifles, $70K worth of drugs in illegal casino raid

Officers recovered thousands of dollars in drugs and firearms in the bust on Wednesday.
Officers recovered thousands of dollars in drugs and firearms in the bust on Wednesday. Photo credit Oakland Police Department

Oakland police on Thursday announced a bust at an illegal casino business in the city – recovering assault rifles along with several thousand dollars' worth of drugs and cash in the raid.

Authorities said officers executed a search warrant at the property on Tuesday, located near 16th Street and 23rd Avenue in Oakland.

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It wasn't immediately clear what kind of facility or residence was housing the illegal operation.

A search team recovered 10 firearms, including four assault rifles with extended magazines, over five pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine worth almost $70,000 on the street, more than 15 pounds of marijuana and seized more than $7,000 in cash.

Officers also recovered 12 illegal casino gaming machines.

Two unnamed suspects were arrested and taken to the Santa Rita Jail on outstanding warrants.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 510-238-3728.

In October, police seized a flamethrower, firearms, narcotics and almost $18,000 cash during an illegal casino bust in the 1400 block of 17th Ave.