GARDENA (CBS) — Law enforcement officers have arrested 11 gang members and gang associates for crimes that included murder and drug trafficking in Gardena, El Monte, Long Beach, and Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Gardena Police Department participated in the operation, Sheriff’s Lt. Wes Sutton said. The suspects were dealing in methamphetamine, Sutton said.

Authorities seized nearly $100,000 in cash, along with at least one rifle and several cars.

One suspected drug dealer was arrested shortly before daybreak when officers forced their way in a residence on 171st Street in Gardena.

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Comments (4)
  1. ES says:

    Nothing to see here folks so just move along. Its just another day in the city of Angels.

  2. Can´t Stop This says:

    In other news ….. 11 New Gang members have taken over the day to day operations thanks to the gangs chain of command… And their happy to report it´s business as usual !

  3. Jim says:

    now that they’re in custody, hang them with piano wire and post pictures of their parents on

    to death with gang bangers.

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