Broward Sheriff's Office Raids Three County Gambling Houses

If you placed a bet in a Broward County gambling den on the Miami Heat in game three of the NBA Finals, don't count on getting paid.

Broward's Money Laundering Task Force took down three illegal gambling operations -- one in Pompano Beach, one in Fort Lauderdale, and one in Hollywood.

The cops managed to grab $30,000 in cash from the gambling spots, and also took six people off to jail with them.

Vianny Taveras Germoso, Miguel Nunez, Moises Nunez, Irving Pena and Miguelina Sanchez were arrested on suspicion of keeping a gambling house, police say.

They also arrested 28-year-old Tauric Stone, a customer who the cops say had cocaine, weed, and oxycodone.

The cops say they've been scoping out the places since April, when they received an anonymous tip.

The task force found it a little suspicious that people repeatedly went into the Hollywood business, only to come out holding receipts.

That's when the cops followed an employee of the Hollywood shop, and he led them right to the other locations.

Eventually members of the task force started going in undercover and placing bets on sporting events, although they don't say whether they won any money.

Two more suspects -- 38-year-old Juana Coles and 24-year-old Teresa Estevez -- are still at large, according to the sheriff's office.

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