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79 suspects arrested in 'Operation Spring Cleaning' raids

Over 180 officers from local, state and federal agencies participated in the coordinated drug arrests

Police reportedly arrested as many as 79 suspects in a raid targeting more than 100 wanted on drug-related offenses in Darby Borough, PennsylvaniaThursday morning.

Officials called the raid “Operation Spring Cleaning,” Fox 29 reported.

The coordinated effort included 180 officers from from local Delaware County Police departments, State Police, FBI, DEA and US Marshals offices.

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“We’re going to keep coming after you, and if you think you have a big gang, my gang is bigger than your gang,” Darby Borough Police Chief Robert Smythe told reporters at a press conference after the raid.

Smythe told Fox 29 that undercover officers bought as many as 2,000 bags of heroin in the area dating back to November.

The names and charges of those arrested were not immediately available.

 
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