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Dozens Arrested In Boston Gang Sweep

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Authorities say 75 people face charges after a Boston Police sweep in Roxbury on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Boston Police Department)
Authorities say 75 people face charges after a Boston Police sweep in Roxbury on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Boston Police Department)

Boston authorities say dozens of people were arrested Tuesday in a crackdown on drug trafficking, violent crime and gang activity in the city.

A spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney's office said 75 people face charges, including 33 arrested Tuesday in a series of raids nicknamed "Operation H."

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a statement:

This operation demonstrates the police department's commitment to getting dangerous criminals and drugs off the streets. Over the past several months, detectives videotaped the suspects selling illegal drugs to undercover officers from various locations. The suspects were openly plying their drug trade, victimizing the community and creating an atmosphere of fear — today’s arrests will give residents back their neighborhoods.

More than 40 defendants have already been arraigned, with bail set between $500 and $7,500.

Police were still seeking 10 suspects as of Tuesday night.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

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