NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — More than a dozen people were arrested during drug raids that targeted two prominent gangs in a neighborhood near Interstate 91, New Haven police said Thursday.
According to authorities, the arrests followed sting operations conducted by undercover officers who bought drugs from nearly two dozen people, most of whom were reputed members of the Playboys and 88 Boys gangs.
Twelve men and one woman were arrested in the sweeps.
Police say the raids targeted the Foxon Hill area off exit 8 of I-91, because of a high-level of gang-related drug selling and violence.
During the search, officials said they seized 8 grams of crack cocaine, 60 bags of heroin, and $1,400 in cash from one apartment.
Officers said they also recovered a West Haven Police Department portable radio, which was set to the New Haven police channel.
Police prepared arrest warrants for 21 people and say more arrests are pending.
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