Gang sweep in Indianapolis results in 7 arrests; 8 firearms seized

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Federal and state law enforcement agencies conducted a gang sweep in several Indianapolis neighborhoods Thursday.

The sweep was the seventh conducted across the state this year. Police targeted parolees with known gang affiliation and drug trafficking history. Seven arrests were made and eight firearms were seized.

So far this year, the sweeps have led to 38 arrests. Twenty-five firearms and 24 swords and knives were seized, along with thousands of dollars in cash and various quantities of controlled substances.

“The impact of these parole sweeps cannot be overstated,” said Indiana Department of Correction Acting Commissioner Randy Koester. “Every firearm and every gang member taken off the streets means one less opportunity for the lawless to continue to commit crimes against Hoosier citizens. Yesterday’s coordinated effort showcases law enforcement at its best, working together to accomplish the common goal of making Indianapolis and Indiana a safer place to live.”

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