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ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Police arrested 23 people after busting an alleged gambling operation at an Alpharetta restaurant late Monday.

Specialized SWAT operators, undercover officers, uniformed officers and detectives took park in the surprise raid at Pepperoni's Tavern located on Old Milton Parkway.

Authorities said the gambling operation was based on the upcoming NCAA tournament.

Police said 65 people were detained in the raid; 23 were booked into Fulton County Jail on illegal gambling charges. The other personnel were interviewed and released possibly pending future charges.

Three handguns and an undisclosed amount of cash were confiscated.

Alpharetta Department of Public Safety conducted the joint operation with law enforcement personnel from the cities of Milton, Johns Creek and Roswell.

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