NEW JERSEY (WABC) – Three men were arrested and charged with running an illegal alcohol and gambling establishment in Newark.

Essex County authorities raided the Portuguese football club on Wilson Avenue Saturday night after receiving complaints from neighbors.

Once inside, the police found about 50 people drinking alcohol, playing cards, and operating slot machines.

Victor Periera and Jose DaSilva each face multiple charges.

A third defendant, Byron Barraza, faces a single charge of aiding and abetting.

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The party took place in a warehouse in Newark, which was also used for illegal gambling.


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