Owner arrested for alleged gambling at convenience store

NORCROSS -- The owner of a Norcross convenience store is facing several criminal charges after allegedly giving undercover police officers payouts from illegal gambling machines.

Mohammad Kamal Khalequzzaman, of Stone Mountain, was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of gambling devices, keeping a gambling place and commercial gambling, a felony. Gwinnett County jail records show he was released the following day on $10,500 bond.

According to Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith, Khalequzzaman is the owner and operator of a convenience store at 1164 Rockbridge Road in Norcross. On "several occasions" between July 5 and July 31, undercover vice detectives visited the store and used gambling machines located inside, Smith said.

"They would go in and just go sit down in front of these gambling machines ... When they won they would be paid in case for their winnings," Smith said.

It was unclear Friday how many machines were allegedly located inside the store.


teelee 3 years, 1 month ago

I'll sleep better tonight! Remember, only the government can profit from gambling.


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