NJ anti-gang crackdown arrests more than 1,800

December 9, 2008 10:58:24 AM PST
More than 1,8000 suspects have been arrested as part of New Jersey's statewide anti-gang initiative. Attorney General Anne Milgram says the charges include drug trafficking and murder.

Authorities also seized were 162 guns as well as illegal drugs with an estimated street value of more than $4 million.

Gov. Jon S. Corzine unveiled the anti-gang strategy last fall. Law enforcement officers began targeting gangs last spring.

Milgram's office says the suspects include 29 people believed to be connected to 17 murders. More than 530 are suspected members of the Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings and other street gangs.

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