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Police Arrest 225 in Crackdown on Gangs

From United Press International

A 200-member police task force cracked down on gang hangouts in South-Central Los Angeles, arresting 225 people in an eight-hour sweep that ended early Saturday. The operation, launched at 6 p.m. Friday, netted 146 gang members, Detective David Powers said.

Twenty-nine adults and 13 juveniles were arrested on suspicion of various felonies. Ten others were arrested on suspicion of narcotics violations while three more were arrested on felony warrants. The remaining arrests were made on a variety of misdemeanor violations, Powers said.

The sweep was the latest in a series of crackdowns that began earlier this year.


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