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      Gambling investigation, vice operation by Birmingham Police leads to arrests

      The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have arrested and charged suspects in connection with a vice operation.

      The operation took place just after midnight on September 22 and the arrests were a result of a long term gambling investigation at Big Shots located at 2404 Cahaba River Road. {}

      A July 27 vice operation at Hogan's, located at 505 Cahaba Park Circle off Highway 280, produced information that led detectives to investigate possible gambling at Big Shot's.{}

      Police made 11 arrests in the investigation including one for unlawful possession of controlled substances, one for violation of state firearms act and nine for gambling.{} They also siezed almost $2,000 in cash.

      Police said the investigation is ongoing. {}