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Dozens arrested in South L.A. gang sweep [Updated]

Dozens of gang members and their associates were arrested Thursday in a multi-agency sweep of South Los Angeles, authorities said.

Suspects were taken to the Sports Arena complex, just south of downtown L.A., where TV news crews recorded a police bus on scene to help manage the large number of arrestees.

Few details were available other than a brief Los Angeles Police Department advisory noting officers were targeting gang members and their associates.

Updated at 9:21 a.m.: About 30 to 40 members of the Black P Stone gang in Baldwin Village, a gang affiliated with the Bloods, were arrested, sources said. Contents of an indictment against the gang will be released later.

Local and federal law enforcement agencies planned to hold a news conference on the operation late Thursday morning.


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Photo: A suspect is handcuffed after a raid on a South L.A. gang. A multi-agency task force that included the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI took part in the operation. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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