Brown Announces Arrests of More Than 50 Gang Members in Northern California

Office of the Attorney General

YUBA CITY - Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that narcotics agents of the Department of Justice and local law enforcement officials arrested 59 gang members, including one who bootstrapped his way from foot soldier to local commander by committing or ordering murders.

In sweeps today, agents arrested 33 gang members and seized 24 firearms in five Northern California counties as part of "Operation Crimson Tide." The operation was conducted by more than 300 law enforcement agents in Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa and Stanislaus Counties and involved more than 30 search warrants.

"Tragically, those arrested today chose to join dangerous gangs that deal in meth and murder," Brown said. "By removing them from society, we are disrupting their criminal activities and making the people of Northern California safer."

Read the entire news release here.

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