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Haverhill police arrest 27 in gun and drugs bust

Numerous charges in Haverhill bust included trafficking in drugs and guns, police said.

The weapons recovered from the arrests in Haverhill.

Haverhill Police

Haverhill Police swept up 27 people and recovered 15 guns as part of a gun and drug bust that officials say is still ongoing.

Police arrested 19 of the 27 people on Wednesday, while the others were previously arrested.

Officers recovered 15 guns — including at least one sawed-off shotgun — assault rifles, revolvers and other handguns. Police also seized variety of narcotics including heroin, oxycodone, cocaine and marijuana.

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“As a result of a joint investigation involving municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies 27 dangerous individuals were apprehended,” Haverhill Police Chief Alan DeNaro said in a statement. “Many of those targeted in this campaign are extremely dangerous individuals who posed a significant threat to the safety of our citizens. We feel confident that the city and the region is a lot safer with these individuals off the streets.”