64 arrested in raids targeting South Side gangs

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CHICAGO — Chicago police conducted a series of raids targeting South Side gang activity.

The raids were ordered by Interim Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson.

The 64 arrests included 50 for felony narcotics charges, and three people who were charged with unlawful use of weapon by a felon, according to a statement from Chicago police. Fourteen were for misdemeanors, and four additional people were arrested for prostitution.

Four guns were recovered, and 35 arrests warrants were executed.

 

The “targeted mission” to combat crime and violence occurred all day Thursday and concluded in the early morning hours of Friday. Police could only say they happened in the Englewood, Deering and Chicago Lawn police districts.

“The Chicago Police Department will continue to implement practices and missions aimed at reducing the crime and violence in our communities,’’ Johnson said in the statement. “Enforcement missions, such as this one, will be part of an ongoing initiate to help further reduce the ability of gangs to inflict harm in Chicago’s neighborhoods.”

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