Chicago Police Arrest 300, Nab 100 Weapons In 3-Day Drug Crackdown

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Police busted street drug sales operations in 10 district across the city over a three-day period ending Saturday, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced Sunday.

Police arrested over 300 people and confiscated more than 100 weapons.

Of those arrested who have been identified, 99 percent were gang members, McCarthy said.

“Efforts such as this are part and parcel of our broader violence reduction strategy,” McCarthy said.

“Looking at the guns recovered and keeping in mind that this is just a snapshot of the number of guns Chicago police take off the streets daily, it’s clear these efforts are paying dividends but work remains to be done.”

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