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SCMPD receives part of seized funds

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Investigators seized nearly $1 million during the Diamond Casino illegal gambling operation.

On Thursday, the ICE Homeland Security investigators unit in Atlanta gave Savannah-Chatham Metro Police a $244,000 check for their portion of the seized funds.

The men responsible for the illegal gambling have all been sentenced. The police department is still figuring out what they will do with the money.

"We have so many needs within the organization - everything from training to equipment - we have got a lot of different options that we can use this money for and we're going to sit down and prioritize," said Interim Police Chief Julie Tolbert.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Southeast Coastal Border Enforcement Task Force partners also helped with the investigation.

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