Internet Cafe Busts in North Central Florida
MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- FDLE agents have busted multiple internet cafes across North Central Florida and the state.
Two such businesses in Marion County and one in Columbia County were raided Thursday morning.
Members of the illegal gaming task force say the search warrants targeted cafes owned by Ivan Vega of Lake Mary and Peter Miller of Neptune Beach.
TV20 was in Marion County at an illegal cafe but not one of the ones that were targeted today.
Five counties were served with warrants earlier today including Marion and Columbia.
Even though this cafe wasn't on the chopping block it's still decided to close its doors.
Residents who were just at the cafe less the day before couldn't figure out why it's doors were shut.
The FDLE raided internet cafés in Ocala, one in Belleview and also in Lake City.
While the FDLE made no arrests on Thursday, there are arrests pending.
"In the coming weeks, we will be evaluating the information that was obtained during the search warrant, compiling that data, and in cooperation with the office of statewide prosecution, we will be arresting individuals and charging them with various crimes associated with the operation of these internet cafes," said Assustant Commissioner, Mark Zedra.
Along with the raids Ivan Vega was arrested.
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