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Hattiesburg Police bust 12 in gambling ring

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A citizen's tip helped Hattiesburg Police bust a 12-person gambling ring at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The STRIKE Team arrived at the 1400 block of East Laurel Street in Hattiesburg to find 12 men and women gathered to place bets on a basketball game to take place Tuesday night.

The parking lot was packed with about a dozen cars with license plates from across the Pine Belt.

All 12 admitted an intent to gamble and $4,000 was confiscated.

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