Smith County officials identify 2 arrested after illegal gaming operations raid

Smith County officials identify 2 arrested after illegal gaming operations raid
Dilshad Ali (left), Salim Hussain (right) Source: Smith County Judicial Records

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Two people were arrested Thursday after The Smith County Sheriff's Office performed an undercover raid at several gaming establishments.

Dilshad Ali,58, and  Salin Hussain, 65, of Tyler, were both arrested and charged with keeping a gambling place, gambling promotion, and possession of gambling devices and equipment.

The Minute Stop Valero gas station in Smith County, as well as the Express Beer and Wine store, were both raided by officials. The raid uncovered an illegal gambling operation at both businesses, owned by Ali and Hussain.

Six citations were given to people playing the games and two citations were given to employees of the businesses.

About ten gaming machines were confiscated from both businesses.

Both were taken to the Smith County Jail and each posted $150,000 bond.

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