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.READ MORE: Police Board Orders Firing Of CPD Officer Patrick Kelly, Accused Of Shooting Friend In Head While Off-Duty And Lying About It
Of those arrested who have been identified, 99 percent were gang members, McCarthy said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
“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.”MORE NEWS: Bears Proposed Moving From Chicago, Possibly To Gary, In 1995 -- Leading To Huge Fight Between Mayor Richard M. Daley And Team Brass
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