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Authorities confiscate gambling machines from arcade

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Authorities on Thursday confiscated seven gambling devices from a Honolulu arcade, according to Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro.

"This is part of continuing operations by law enforcement to rid our neighborhoods and communities of illegal gambling devices," said Kaneshiro.

The seven Product Direct Sweepstakes devices were seized from Game Zone II, located in Century Center at 1750 Kalakaua Avenue. They were taken as evidence in an ongoing investigation.

In addition, a 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene for possessing drug paraphernalia and promoting a dangerous drug, both Class C felonies. He was released pending investigation.

"Law enforcement agencies will continue to enforce Hawaii's gambling laws in an effort to rid Honolulu of these illegal gambling devices and will continue working together to keep our communities safe," Kaneshiro said.

In August, police and investigators from the prosecutor's office confiscated 12 Products Direct Sweepstakes devices from Game Zone on Waialae Avenue.

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