Warrant: Two men are facing gambling, operating charges
by Rachel Miller
August 17, 2013 11:15 PM | 2373 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mohammad Naseem
Syed Mehboob
SMYRNA — Two men were arrested at a gas station in Smyrna on suspicion of illegally operating a gambling business.

Mohammad Naseem and Syed Mehboob, both of Kennesaw, were arrested Aug. 6 on a felony count of commercial gambling and operating a gambling location on Old Concord Road, a Coastal Food Mart.

The warrant stated both men exchanged money for bets while employees of the shop from May to July .

An undercover officer with the MCS unit, a combined force for Marietta, Cobb and Smyrna that investigates organized crime and narcotics, was paid by the employees after he won credits on an electronic touch screen slot machine.

“These machines are not legal as they were not used for entertainment purposes,” the warrant stated.

Audio and video recordings also showed cash from the Coastal Food Mart register being used to pay off other winners.

Both men were given a $10,000 bond and released the next day.

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