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More than 1,100 officers, agents conduct gang sweep in South L.A.

October 22, 2009 |  8:22 am

More than 1,100 Los Angeles police officers and FBI agents conducted a crackdown early this morning on the “Rolling 40s” gang in an attempt to lessen its stronghold in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

The gang sweep, which is targeting 75 gang members and associates, followed an 18-month investigation, said Lt. John Romano of LAPD. Most of the arrests will be made on narcotics and weapons charges, he said.

The sweep was bordered by Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on the north, 52nd Street on the south, the 110 Freeway on the east and Crenshaw Boulevard on the west.

-- My-Thuan Tran

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