Northeast Times

Cops bust duo, accuse them of hosting gambling in store

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Two Castor Gar­dens res­id­ents were ar­res­ted May 11 on charges they were run­ning a gambling op­er­a­tion in their fur­niture store on the 6800 block of Bustleton Ave.

Shao Ling Feng, 43, and Shu Yang Zhang, 44, both of the same ad­dress on the 2000 block of Dis­ston St., were taken in­to cus­tody after of­ficers from the Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment’s city­wide vice unit raided the store at 6834 Bustleton Ave., said po­lice spokes­wo­man Of­ficer Christine O’Bri­en.

The two al­legedly were run­ning card tables and oth­er games, O’Bri­en said. More than $2,100 in cash was con­fis­cated, she ad­ded.

Feng and Zhang were charged with vari­ous gambling of­fenses. The store was shuttered, and the dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice as well as the city’s De­part­ment of Li­censes and In­spec­tions were no­ti­fied about the al­leged crimes at the prop­erty.

Both sus­pects were re­leased on their own re­cog­niz­ance, on­line court re­cords show.

An ar­raign­ment status hear­ing is sched­uled for June 13.

Ac­cord­ing to city on­line prop­erty re­cords, the two bought the one-story ma­sonry prop­erty in Oc­to­ber 2007 for $233,000.

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