La Divina reopens after Tuesday restaurant raids

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Earlier this week, four local restaurants were raided and closed amid the arrests of dozens of people. As of Friday morning, at least one of them is back open.

A number of people could be seen inside La Divina on Delaware Ave. on Friday. That restaurant, as well as Agave, El Agave and Don Tequila were raided on Tuesday in relation to a criminal investigation.

Among the 25 arrested were the businesses’ owner, 42-year-old Sergio Mucino. He, along with two other men who helped run the restaurants, Jose Sanchez-Ocampo, 37, and Marguin Sanchez, 22, were charged with conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens.

MORE | An in-depth look at the arrests can be found here.

It is not clear who is running La Divina since Tuesday’s arrests. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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