Police enforcing social distancing bust illegal social club operating out of closed Brooklyn deli

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, April 30, 2020

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An illegal social club offering gambling and drugs, operating out of a closed deli in Brooklyn, was busted by police officers enforcing social distancing.

Police discovered the club on Classon Avenue while investigating a possible burglary in the area on Wednesday morning.

Four people were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal possession of marijuana above 16 ounces, criminal possession of controlled substance (cocaine,) promoting gambling, criminal nuisance, and local law violations.

Officers seized $57,000 in cash, narcotics, and three illegal guns that were on ice.


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