Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies raided a business in Kaufman County today - east of Dallas off state highway 243 and county road 118. Neighbors called Fox 4 to draw attention to what's going on and they seem to be the only ones talking.
Many said they are frustrated by the hundreds of people coming down the rural county road to watch horses races on the weekend. As a Fox 4 crew arrived, a small army law enforcement officials were leaving the area with horses in the back of trailers. Agents set up a command post on the horse training facility called Carril Los Alazanes. The name implies it's a quarter horse track.
No law enforcement would comment, saying it's a Department of Justice operation being headed up by the Internal Revenue Service. Locals say the horse racing started about five months ago.
"Oh, it's quite a bit of traffic, quite a bit of accidents, some drunk, some not, you know. And, like I say, some neighbors are not happy with the traffic. They've been there all their life and it's a big problem," says Richard Morrow who lives in the area.
Many neighbors tell us they believe illegal gambling is going on and the group's own Facebook page shows what appears to be a horse track and racing.
It's unclear if illegal gambling is going on and Fox 4 was not able to reach anyone with the facility for comment. The spokeswoman with the IRS would not comment either except to say they are there on official business.