Over 50 arrested in Atlantic City sweeps

July 15, 2012 12:31:55 PM PDT
Law enforcement sweeps conducted in Atlantic City following a recent spike in violence there have resulted in 58 arrests and the seizure of numerous weapons and illegal drugs.

Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic City that they seized at least one gun during nine of the 12 sweeps conducted over the past three weeks by the city police department's vice, intelligence and tactical team units and members of the Atlantic City Task Force.

The latter group, which is overseen by the state Attorney General's office, includes city police and officers from county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Authorities say they seized a shotgun and 11 handguns overall, along with thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs.

Information from: The Press of Atlantic City