Authorities Break Up Alleged Illegal Gambling Operation In Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY – Early Sunday morning, members of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau with the assistance of the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration arrested three alleged leaders of a purported illegal casino style gambling organization.

Law enforcement personnel executed a superior court search warrant at 289 Grace Street on Sunday, March 18, at approximately 3:30 a.m. Upon entering, the officers observed approximately 20 people allegedly engaged in illegal casino style gambling.

Police arrested three alleged leaders of the purported gambling organization, Perth Amboy residents Juan A. DeLeon aka “Tony”, Pablo Reynoso and Juan D. DeJesus. They were all charged with maintaining a gambling resort, promoting gambling, and possession of gambling records and devices. Judge Emery Z. Toth set bail for these individuals at $7,500.

Wesley Kenney of Perth Amboy, who was identified as an alleged dealer, was arrested and charged with promoting gambling. Complaints for a second alleged dealer who was not present during the execution of the warrant, Perth Amboy resident Edwin Caba, have been filed charging him with promoting gambling. Bail was set at $7,500 by Toth for both Kenney and Caba.

Perth Amboy resident Ygnacio Ynoa was arrested on an outstanding warrant, authorities said.

The charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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