Detroit — Police on Monday raided high-crime locations throughout the city, making 16 arrests, and netting guns and drugs worth millions of dollars.
As part of “Operation Restore Order East and West,” Detroit officers, with help from state and federal agencies, on Monday conducted warrant sweeps in the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Precincts.
“The purpose of this operation is to target specific areas within the City of Detroit and attack the criminal element that preys upon its residents,” police said in a press release Wednesday.
The raids resulted in 6 felony arrests and 7 misdemeanor arrests; 9 illegal guns confiscated; and nearly $2.4 million in drugs seized.
“Operation Restore Order East and West” kicked off last month as the fourth large-scale raid targeting known high-crime areas. Dozens of people with outstanding warrants were arrested during the Jan. 23 raids.
Other recent raids included: The Colony Arms Apartments on Jefferson, the Martin Luther King Apartments in Lafayette Park and a 1.2 square-mile area on the city’s west side known for heavy drug-dealing.