The owner of a Clayton County convenience store that was raided by local and federal law enforcement officers earlier this week in a crackdown on commercial gambling, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on Friday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to a sheriff’s office investigator.
Clayton County Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Waites said Ameen Mohammed was taken into custody, and charged with commercial gambling, as he arrived in Atlanta on a flight from Pakistan.
Mohammed is one of 22 people who have been arrested, following a raid by the sheriff’s office, the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, Forest Park Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service, according to Waites.
Like Mohammed, the other 21 individuals arrested have been charged with commercial gambling, Waites said.
Law enforcement officers and agents previously announced that they seized $63,000 in cash, while raiding eight convenience stores, and one house. Waites said they also seized five cars, 60 gambling machines, and a 70-inch television set. The convenience stores and the house were also seized and placed into receiverships with Clayton County Magistrate Court.
Clayton District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson said each of the people arrested in connection with the raids could see additional charges added by her office when they go before a Clayton County Superior Court grand jury for indictment. Those additional charges could include gambling, keeping a gambling place, and possession of gambling machines, she explained.