Chicago police arrest 74 for drug, gang activity

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CHICAGO — Chicago police arrested dozens of suspects in a gang-enforcement mission.

Seventy-four people were taken into custody. Police say 32 of them are documented gang members.

Police, along with ATF and DEA officials, also seized eight weapons, several vehicles, and more than $13,000  in cash.

The arrests all happened in the 11th and 15th Districts.

The arrests were announced just before Chicago police released its February crime stats. They are sharply up from last year. In fact, the city has had its worst start in almost 20 years.