49 Arrested, Guns and Cash Seized

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DENVER (AP) Federal, state and Denver-area authorities say they have arrested 49 people accused of distributing drugs and firearms.

The arrests followed an 18-month investigation into several gangs in the Denver area.

More than 450 local and state police officers -- as well as some officers from Texas and New Mexico -- took part in today's arrest.

Authorities say they seized $1.4 million in cash as well as 42 guns.

A grand jury indicted a total of 50 people. The only one who wasn't arrested is believed to be out of the country.

Authorities say no one was injured in the round-up.

Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates says the suspects are -- quote -- ``the worst of the worst.''

Officials say those arrested range from kingpins to lower-level dealers.


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