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Two more arrests made in illegal gambling operation running out of bodegas

Police have arrested two more people for their alleged roles in an illegal gambling operation run out of bodegas in Connecticut. 

56-year old Vincente Encarnacion of Danbury was charged with illegal gambling, illegal possession of gambling records and illegally maintaining gambling premises.  According to the December 31st warrant, he allowed an employee used a laptop and printer in the store to illegally sell Dominican Lottery wagers, in exchange for half the profits. 

37-year old Tomas Garcia-Castillo of Waterbury was arrested last Wednesday for  illegal professional gambling, illegal possession of gambling devices and illegally maintaining gambling premises.  Details about those circumstances were not immediately released. 

Encarnacion is scheduled to be arraigned February 4th, Garcia-Castillo on February 10th. 

The Connecticut State Police’s Organized Crime Task Force previously arrested Danbury bodega owners Nilo Antonio Espinal and Cesar Jose Vasquez following raids on Torres Grocery on Wildman Street and Pollas Supermarket on Main Street.


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