Law enforcement authorities shut down Havana’s Internet Café Monday morning, simultaneously with one in Quincy. More details will be released by officials as they develop.
Four agencies of law enforcement from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Havana Police Department, Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement and the State Attorneys Office, were seen carrying monitors, modems and cables out to a sheriff's department van.
A spokesman for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement told the Herald that FDLE was assisting the State Attorney's Office in serving two search warrants Monday morning - one in Havana and one in Quincy.
A law enforcement officer loads equipment in a sheriff’s dept. van
This is an active operation and no further information was available.
The legislature banned Internet cafes and slot-machine-type computer games in 2013.
03/26/14 at 01:06 PM
Leave these places alone and let people have some fun. Just have a portion of the internet cafes profits go to fund a program for kids or use the money for the homeless. For you people that don't like the internet cafes don't go there and focus on your own money not someone else's money. If someone wants to spend their money there let them.
Charles E. Davis (Lawrenceville NJ)
03/27/14 at 08:46 AM
Unless something is going on there that has not been revealed, I'm confused!!! In the State of New Jersey, "An Internet café business is a place where patrons are able to purchase coffee and other drinks while signing up for an allotted amount of time on a private computer."
"The size and scope of an Internet café can vary from several hundred computers for large businesses to a handful of computers and wireless Internet hotspots for smaller establishments."
If these establishments are being run in the above manner, what's the problem?