- Associated Press - Thursday, March 19, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More than 80 federal, state and local law enforcement officers swarmed several violence-plagued neighborhoods in Richmond on Thursday, arresting six people on drug trafficking charges and seizing multiple guns, ammunition and illegal drugs.

The operation focused mainly on several housing projects, including Mosby Court, Creighton Court and Whitcomb Court.

Officers also conducted four search warrants at various locations within Richmond, resulting in the seizure of four firearms, magazines and ammunition, $1,500 in cash, and heroin, crack, and marijuana.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said the coordinated effort was focused on alleged gang members and drug traffickers who are accused of being responsible “for an outsized contribution to violence in Richmond communities.”

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