The Newark Police Division blows up a big unlawful gambling gathering. 400 bottles of schnapps discovered


News 12 employees

January 25, 2021 at 6:48 am EST

Updated on:January 25, 2021 at 6:48 am EST

Three people were charged after police alleged they blew up a large gathering of illegal gambling and alcohol at the Portuguese football club in Newark on Saturday.

According to police, they found 50 people drinking, playing cards and using slot machines in the club on Wilson Avenue. More than 400 bottles of beer, wine and brandy were seen.

There was also a full bar and bartender, but police said they could not produce proper records to serve alcohol.

Three Newark men were arrested and charged in connection with the rally. They are 53 year old Jose DaSilva, 61 year old Victor Pereira and 31 year old Byron Barranza.