SWAT Team Raids Alleged Illegal Gambling, Drug Operation in Koreatown

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A police SWAT team carried out a raid Friday night at an alleged gambling and drug ring operating out of several buildings in Koreatown, authorities said.

Police carried out a surveillance operation on the area Friday afternoon before a SWAT team showed up and conducted the raid, Los Angeles Police Officer Drake Madison said.

Tear gas was deployed during the bust. Multiple people could be seen detained as officers continued gathering evidence late Friday.

Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on May 31, 2019.

KTLA's Nidia Becerra contributed to this report.

Editor's note:  A previous version of this story mischaracterized one of the buildings where the alleged illegal activities took place. This post has been updated. 

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