Bolitas arrests in Palm Beach County: Police make arrests over illegal street lottery

On Friday, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Strategic Intelligence Section conducted search warrants on locations throughout the county that were selling illegal street lottery tickets (also known as "Bolita".)

The investigation stemmed from numerous complaints.

Among those arrested were Dieunous Paul, 41, who was arrested with a felony charge of operating an unlawful lottery.  Paul was arrested at Island Music Center and Multi Services of West Palm Beach.

Also arrested was 60-year-old Ramon Rodriguez of Boynton Beach. Rodriguez was also charged with operating an illegal lottery and was arrested at Beauvais Caribean's Restaurant in Lantana.

65-year-old Joseph Theus of Lake Worth was also charged wtih operating an illegal lottery and arrested at Discount Foods in West Palm Beach.

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