Gwinnett police raid nets cash, bootleg CDs

Gwinnett County police seized video slot machines, about $50,000 in cash, and bootleg CDs and baseball caps in a raid on a Lilburn gas station this week.

Authorities arrested three people in Wednesday's search of a Shell gas station and food mart at 915 Indian Trail-Lilburn Road, police said in a press release issued Friday.

Vice investigators served a search warrant on the business following a complaint that illegal gambling was taking place there, police said.

In addition to the cash, seven video gaming machines were seized. Police said winners were illegally given cash payouts.

Police also seized two handguns in the raid.

The gas station's owner, Mohammad Bedarul Hussain of Cumming, faces charges that include commercial gambling and reproduction of recorded material.

Hussain, 45, was released from the Gwinnett County Jail after posting bond, police said.

An employee, Abdul Kalam Azad of Decatur, 54, has been charged with commercial gambling. He is also free on bond.

A customer, Francisco Nunez-Alvarez, 52, of Lilburn, has been charged with misdemeanor gambling. Nunez-Alvarez, of Lilburn, remains in the county jail on bond, Gwinnett County police said.