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Authorities in North Carolina have booked 26 people as it cracked three illegal tribal casinos. The casinos were reportedly operated by the Tuscarora Indian Nation of North Carolina, which lacks federal or state recognition as a Native American tribe.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation the group were becoming threats to the law enforcement, as they were operating illegal casinos, marijuana grows and an unlicensed police force.
Alcohol Law Enforcement head Terrance Merriweather says neighbours complained and the group “openly expressed beliefs that neither the laws of North Carolina nor the United States applied to them.”
Authorities also confiscated vehicles, drugs, money, weapons and more than 200 gambling machines on Monday.
There was no answer Tuesday at home or office listings for the organisation’s leader, Kendall Locklear, who was among those arrested.
Source: European Gaming Industry News