Police announce guns, drug takedown on West Side

Busts are made in gang hotspots.

WGN News

1:20 PM CDT, March 26, 2012



Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Superintendent Garry McCarthy and the Drug Enforcement Administration Monday to announce gun and drug busts at gang hotspots on the city's West Side.

"Operation Triple Threat" targeted 35 of the most violent members of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang, resulting in the recovery of more than $1.6 million in illegal drugs and eight weapons.

The Chicago Police Department has been gathering and sharing intelligence information throughout the department in a timely fashion in order to prevent retaliatory events from occurring.

Operation "Triple Threat" focused on violent gang-related activity in the Harrison District.

The Chicago Police Narcotics Division also concluded a two-month investigation into an active drug market in the Austin (15th) District, charging 15 offenders with drug-related offenses.