Police make more arrests connected to illegal gambling ring
Police have carried out the third phase in their investigation into an illegal gambling ring that first came to the public eye when officers raided a Markham banquet hall on Super Bowl Sunday.
Officers with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit carried out a series of raids today in the GTA and in the London area. They searched a Toronto bar and a couple of residences.
"This is the third and final phase," says Sgt Michele Paradis with the RCMP.
39-year-old Michael Kriaris and 43-year-old Augustino Valenzisi have been arrested and are facing charges.
They join 18 people who were arrested earlier in the investigation.
Police are still looking for 47-year-old Abraham Diles, 35-year-old Jeffrey Fuchs, and 41-year-old Hiesam Kadri.