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Local man arrested in gambling sting
Mohammad Hussain
Mohammad Bedarul Hussain
One of three people arrested in a recent gambling sting in Lilburn hails from Forsyth County.

According to a Gwinnett County police report, 45-year-old Mohammad Bedarul Hussain of Cumming owns the Shell gas station at 915 Indian Trail-Lilburn Road, where the bust occurred.

The report said he was charged with one count each of keeping a place of gambling, possession of a gambling device, commercial gambling, reproduction of recorded material and forged/counterfeiting trademarks.

The arrests Wednesday were the result of a probe based on complaints about the business.

“After an extensive investigation, enough probable cause was established to obtain a search warrant for the business,” the report said.

Authorities reportedly seized about $50,000 in cash, seven gambling video machines and 160 pirated music CDs. The search also turned up two handguns and about 100 counterfeit baseball hats.

Also arrested were Md Abdul Kalam Azad, 54, of Decatur and Francisco Nunez-Alvarez, 52, of Lilburn.

Azad, who is an employee, was charged with one count of commercial gambling, the report said. Alvarez, who did not work at the store, was charged with one count of misdemeanor gambling.

Hussain and Azad have been released on bond, while Alvarez remained in custody at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, according to the report.