Police arrested 16 people in Elmhurst this week for an illegal drug and gambling operation.
The NYPD Queens Vice Squad executed two search warrants at 83-27 Broadway and 83-31 Broadway around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, discovering 18 gambling devices, cocaine, drug paraphernalia and $24,210 in cash.
Five people were arrested at 83-27 Broadway, including 50-year-old Jimmy Rombano, 47-year-old Albert Gomez, 49-year-old Chiangbiao Lin, 46-year-old Winston Pasion and 40-year-old Johanna Amancio. All were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and several were charged for having methamphetamine in addition to other drugs.
The other 11 people were arrested at 82-31 Broadway, where the illegal gambling operation was located, and charged variously with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, promoting gambling, possession of gambling receipts and devices. Those arrested included 52-year-old Xiang Kui Lin, 27-year-old Meng Zhang, 48-year-old Henry Balabat, 25-year-old Ming Zhang, 52-year-old Antonio Sonny, 37-year-old Qing Hua Lin, 33-year-old Rong Lin, 41-year-old Zun Qiang Lin, 36-year-old Patrick Marcelo, 45-year-old Daniel Suriyanto and 44-year-old Leo Jose.