A 3-day Philadelphia Police Department anti-crime initiative in the city’s east division, targeted areas that have been impacted by high levels of gun violence, Your Content has learned.
The initiative was supported by federal and local partners, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Police Assisted Diversion Program. The initiative was strengthened with tips that were shared by people who live and work in the community.
Heralding community collaboration and inclusion, Commissioner Danielle Outlaw asserts:
“The inclusion of input from people in the neighborhood illustrates the power of community inclusion as a strategic necessity in our daily work to prevent and crime and violence across the city. I applaud the exemplary work done by our officers and partners.”
The warrant initiative, designed to disrupt narcotics operations and intercept illegal firearms, resulted in arrests, the seizure drugs worth more than a million dollars and cash.
|Cocaine||592.90 GRAMS||$59, 290.00|
|Pills (assorted)||267 PILLS||$1,880.00|
|Crystal Meth||460.30 GRAMS||$35,090.00|
|PCP Liquid||1.00 OZ||$300.00|
|TOTAL: $1.2 million|
In total, authorities made 238 drug arrests, 45 non-drug arrests that included 111 buyers and 127 dealers. Four of the dealers were listed as juveniles.
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