KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have seized more than 50 illegal pachinko machines from a parlor in Yokohama City, reports NHK (June 9).
Early Wednesday, police raided parlor Lucky in Naka Ward and arrested three employees, including 50-year-old Hisashi Horibe. They all admit to the allegations.
According to police, Lucky has provided customers the opportunity to gamble on 56 em>pachi suro (pachinko slot) machines deemed illegal since it opened in April.
Police also cited nine customers present at the time of the raid for illegal gambling.
Lucky included a double door and a security camera system to monitor persons coming and going.
Police also seized 4.5 million yen in cash.
Police are now attempting to locate other employees and management of the parlor.