Mpls. police net $300k in drugs, guns in bustsby Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio
Minneapolis — Police officials in Minneapolis are showing off some of the drugs and guns confiscated by members of its Gang Enforcement Team over the last several months.
Capt. Don Banham says three separate busts have resulted in the seizure of 500 pounds of marijuana and 53 ounces of cocaine.
Banham estimated the street value of the cocaine at $63,000 and the pot at $244,000.
Officers also confiscated several guns and a long knife. And Banham says officers seized over $100,000 in cash which has been turned over to federal authorities.
Banham says four people with gang affiliations have been charged -- three in federal court and one in Hennepin County. He says the busts are significant because police are interrupting criminal behavior and taking drugs off the street.
Banham says the busts were made in south Minneapolis and involved members of the Sureno 13, Native Mob and the Latin Kings.