LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of people have been arrested in a Southern California sweep that targeted drug trafficking by street gangs.

Authorities say 41 people were arrested Thursday in Los Angeles and Riverside counties — most of them members of a half-dozen gangs.

Another 21 people are still being sought.

More than 800 federal and local law enforcement officers sought people accused in federal indictments of involvement in trafficking methamphetamines, cocaine and weapons.

Federal officials say most of those arrested face at least 10 years in prison if convicted.

The indictments stemmed from a three-year investigation into gang drug trafficking in the Los Angeles harbor area and the suburbs of Wilmington and La Puente.

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Comments (8)
  1. jip says:

    Waste of tax payers dollars. Does anyone actually believe this or others will make a difference in crime? NOPE! They will be out in no time and many will conduct business behind bars. Execute them or leave them alone. Make a choice, stop wasting taxpaper dollars to play cowboy and indians.

  2. jj2 says:

    @ jip. It seems the object is to waste tax dollars, that’s what government is for, based on it’s historical performance.

  3. Rojo says:

    800 cops to arrest 62 people …You gotta be kidding me. what a waste of time and money. 620 people stanting in line to take the place of those 62.. THE WAR IS LOST and wasteful

  4. johnny mcdope says:

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  5. FFL says:

    Waste of resources to placate whom? Most likely touchy-feely demo kraps in the LA city council and board of supervisors. Showing the gullible citizens that they are doing “something.” It solves NOTHING – they will be replaced within HOURS and things will go on as before, nothing will change.

  6. joe bob says:

    it shows that getting a gov job is where the money is at! good pay, benefits, kick but pensions! yes, a waste of big time money but gov employees dont care, this country is about “whats in it for me!” stop whining and get a gov job…

  7. Mrviking says:

    Tell Us something we don’t know? These are natural born criminals who have been stealing, killing and dealing drugs before they can walk. These law –breakers believe they can get away with murder, but the strong arm of the law will prevail most of the time. I believe the laws should be harsh to these criminals, instead of 10 years of imprisonment, they should be put away for 30 years and throw away the key. They are NO good to themselves and NO good to society. These gangs or drug dealers (illegals) are a menace to society and give a bad name or image to Los Angeles. Keep fighting Law enforcement, keep swatting these pestilent flies and flush them down the toilet.

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