SWAT targets San Joaquin County Nortenos gang in early morning sweeps

11:31 AM, Nov 14, 2012   |    comments
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STOCKTON, CA - SWAT officers arrested numerous members of a prevalent San Joaquin County gang and confiscated drugs and weapons during multiple raids Wednesday morning, according to police.

Stockton police Officer Joe Silva said the SWAT units stormed 10 homes in Stockton and one in Lathrop, serving search warrants based on an ongoing investigation into street branch of the Norteno gang currently involved in an internal feud.

During a search at a property on the 7400 block of East Main Street, officers discovered a device they deemed suspicious. The bomb squad was called to the property and the object was destroyed.

Two people were arrested at the home, bringing the total number of arrests made to six.

Silva said the Stockton Police Department would hold a press conference on Thursday detailing the operation.


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