Bingo hall raid nets 100 guns, body armor, $87,000 in cash
HOUSTON – A bingo hall near Hobby Airport looked more like a “doomsday shelter” when police raided it earlier this week.
They told reporters Friday they found 100 guns.
“Enough, what I would consider, to start a small war,” said Lt. Ruben Diaz with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “This is one of largest seizures of guns I’ve seen in one particular spot.”
Investigators also confiscated $87,000 in cash.
hey found the big stash of cash, guns, ammunition and body armor hidden in an underground bunker below the Paradise Day & Night Bingo Hall.
“Like a whole table this length filled with ammo boxes that were full of all caliber, including 50 caliber,” said Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson. “I mean, when do you see that?”
Owners Robert Jones and Fred Kennedy, along with 10 others, were arrested after a year-long undercover operation. They’re charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. – READ MORE