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Chicago police arrest 38 suspected gang members

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CHICAGO – Chicago police have arrested 38 suspected gang members for selling drugs on the city's South Side.

In a press release Saturday, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said one of the open-air drug markets was near a school. A second undercover investigation found three street gangs were working together to sell drugs.

McCarthy said dismantling the drug markets is critical to reducing gang violence and other criminal activity.

He said police executed search warrants and seized firearms, two vehicles, cash and heroin, marijuana, ecstasy and crack cocaine.

The suspects were charged with drug and gun offenses, including possession and delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

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