FBI arrests 14 in connection with international gambling ring

The FBI staged raids on Wednesday during which they arrested 14 people, one of whom may be a manager in an international gambling ring. This violent ring, which has been operating for a decade, is alleged to have taken millions of dollars in illegal sports bets.

The FBI launched a full-scale investigation into the case, sending undercover agents to become part of the organization in 2011, and setting up wiretaps.

The organization, called Macho Sports International, may have been led in part by 37-year-old Amir Mokayef, who was one of the people arrested on Wednesday. Agents spent the day confiscating items from his home. They also froze his assets, as they may have all come from his illegal dealings.

Mokayef will return to federal court on Friday for a detention hearing.