SFPD Seizes Gambling Machines, Guns & Narcotics After Serving Warrant on Illegal Gambling Den 24-043

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On Thursday, May 2, 2024, San Francisco Police Department officers assigned to the Narcotics Division obtained a search warrant for known suspects who are the subject of an ongoing investigation. One suspect, identified as Trang Thuy Thanh Tran, was suspected of operating an illegal gambling establishment located on the 700 block of Ellis St. At approximately 5:00 p.m. SFPD Tactical Company officers served the search warrant at the location.

During the search warrant service, multiple adults were detained. Officers located and arrested Tran, a 45-year-old female Oakland resident. Officers also located and seized evidence, including more than a dozen illegal gambling machines, a loaded firearm, over $3,000 of US currency, suspected narcotics (Cocaine, MDMA), equipment used for the sale of narcotics, and drug paraphernalia. 

Tran was booked into San Francisco County Jail for felony charges of maintaining a place to sell illegal narcotics (11366 H&S), conspiracy to commit a crime (182(a)(1) PC), possession of illegal gambling machines (330 b(a) PC), permitting the use of illegal gambling machines (331 PC), and maintaining a location for illegal gambling in exchange for money (330(A)(A) PC).

The SFPD would like to thank the assistance of the San Franciso Sheriff’s Office and the Army National Guard Counterdrug Taskforce who were all instrumental in this operation. We will continue to prioritize efforts to address the drug crisis in our city by taking wanted suspects off our streets and holding individuals who sell illegal narcotics accountable.

SFPD Case# 240277491

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